Skip to content

Statistics on Singaporeans and Foreigners Who Tested Positive When Travelling Through Reciprocal Green Lanes

6th Jan 2021

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Ms He Ting Ru, MP for Sengkang GRC

Question No. 342

To ask the Minister for Health since the implementation of the various Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGL) (a) how many Singaporeans and foreigners have travelled on that basis, broken down by destination country; (b) how many Singaporeans and foreigners have tested positive during the 48-hour period of self-isolation in Singapore upon arrival; and (c) how many foreigners tested positive in the 72 hours prior to their departure flight.

Written Answer

Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGLs) facilitate short-term essential business and official travel between Singapore and RGL counterpart countries/regions.  As of 26 Dec 2020, there have been close to 2,500 arrivals in Singapore via our seven RGLs. Table 1 shows the number of inbound travellers by RGL regions.


As of 26 Dec 2020, 2 foreigners travelling via RGL have tested positive for COVID-19. Both cases arrived from Japan and were detected during the mandatory on-arrival COVID-19 test for RGL travellers.

Foreigners who test positive for COVID-19 at their pre-departure test performed within 72 hours before departure for Singapore are not allowed to enter Singapore.  The Ministry of Health does not have data on the number of foreigners who had positive pre-departure tests and thus cancelled their plans to travel to Singapore.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *