Knowledge Highlights 27 October 2021
On 5 October 2021, the Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”) announced that, from 1 November 2021, all work pass holders and dependants must be fully vaccinated before arrival in Singapore.
In addition, MOM will be resuming entry approvals for S Pass and work permit holders from the Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process (“CMP”) sectors, entering Singapore from higher risk countries/regions, on the condition that they are fully vaccinated before arrival. This refers to those with travel history to Category III and IV countries/regions. Applications for entry approval for these groups opened from 15 October 2021. However, in view of the evolving Covid-19 situation, entry approvals will be limited and pass holders may have to wait three to six months before they can enter Singapore.
Work pass holders entering Singapore via on-going industry initiatives with tightened end-to-end safe management processes and lower risk of Covid-19 importation can do so without proof of vaccination, on the condition that they complete the full vaccination regimen within two months of arrival in Singapore.
All travellers who are entering Singapore from 1 November 2021 under the Student’s Pass Holder Lane must also be fully vaccinated before arrival in Singapore.
The vaccination condition for entry will not apply to those aged below 18 years old at the point of arrival, on the condition that they complete the full vaccination regimen within two months of arrival in Singapore. Pass holders who are medically ineligible for vaccination may appeal for exemption from the vaccination requirement, supported by a doctor’s memo, before applying for entry approval.
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