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These Are The Tele-ART Providers That Operate 24/7 — So You Can Book Your Pre-Departure Test For Travel To Singapore

No need to look for a clinic overseas to do your pre-departure test before coming back to Singapore.

These Are The Tele-ART Providers That Operate 24/7 — So You Can Book Your Pre-Departure Test For Travel To Singapore

As Singapore gradually opens its borders, leisure travel is thankfully becoming simpler as travel measures are easing for fully-vaccinated travellers.

However, one travel requirement that remains is the pre-departure test (PDT) that all fully-vaxxed travellers must do within two days of departure for Singapore. For instance, if you’re flying back on Nov 3, you can take the test any time from Nov 1 to 3 before your flight.

That said, the pre-departure testing process has been simplified as well.

The good news is that you don’t have to hunt down a test centre or clinic overseas for a pre-departure antigen rapid test (ART) before you return to Singapore. Instead, you can book a tele-ART and do a supervised self-test remotely over a video call instead.

However, it’s important to note that the tele-ART provider — that is, the person on your screen who’s watching you do your swab test — is an approved one based in Singapore.

You also need to have your own ART kits ready and may only use test kits that are approved for distribution and use in Singapore or the relevant country or region. If you want to err on the side of caution, it’s probably a good idea to stock up on ART kits from Singapore and take them along with you on your travels.

While PCR tests and professionally administered ARTs are still accepted as pre-departure tests, tele- ARTs are the most convenient and wallet-friendly option at the moment — if you’re eligible, that is.

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