Existing patients who require critical follow-ups or medical evacuation (approval is based on a case-by-case basis) may still go to Singapore. Their attending specialists can request for a waiver of the requirement to enter Singapore ONLY if it fulfils ALL of the 4 criteria below:
- The patient has healthcare needs requiring specialist management that cannot be met in his/her home country AND
- The patient is currently under the attending specialist’s active follow-up AND
- The attending specialist certifies that delay in continuation of treatment will lead to serious, life-threatening adverse outcomes AND
- The patient is not likely to require usage of scarce healthcare resources (eg. ICU, blood supply)
The patient (and accompanying caregiver, if any) must have also responded NO to the following health declaration questions:
- Are you diagnosed or suspected to have any of the following: pneumonia or COVID-19 infection?
- Do you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath?
- Did you have contact with any case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
- Are you currently hospitalised or were you discharged from inpatient stay from any hospital in the last 14 days?
In addition, all existing foreign patients seeking continuing care in Singapore must comply with the following additional criteria:
- Patient (AND accompanying caregiver, if any) must test negative for COVID-19 by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test once, within 48 hours prior to departure
- Patient must not have suspicion of pneumonia on chest imaging performed within 48 hours prior to departure
Admission, isolation and testing at receiving hospital on arrival
- Patient must be admitted and isolated at the receiving hospital on arrival in Singapore and be tested for COVID-19 by PCR twice, 24 hours apart. If both tests are negative, the patient can be discharged to the Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) location to complete 14 days of isolation. During the time in the hospital, patient can begin to receive the required specialist medical care that the patient had come for, if assessed to be appropriate by the attending specialist.
Please take note that due to regulation, the visitor serving SHN is not allowed to enter our hospitals and we will only allow the patient who is serving SHN to enter our hospitals.
Please contact the Parkway Regional Office in your home country for more information and assistance.
Contact details for Parkway Regional Offices: https://www.mountelizabeth.com.sg/plan-your-visit/patient-assistance-centres