Yes. From 1 February 2022, all MOM pass holders are subjected to the vaccination requirements
At the point of pass application, employers will be required to make a declaration that their work pass holders and dependants are fully vaccinated upon arrival in Singapore. Pass holders are also required to submit or present their vaccination certificates as part of the verification process.
- Pass holders with digitally-verifiable certificates will have to verify their certificates by uploading them to ICA’s Vaccination Check Portal system.
- Pass holders without digitally-verifiable certificates will have to present their vaccination certificates to the airlines, ferry operators or at the checkpoint with all these details before boarding:
- Name (as stated on the passport)
- At least 1 other personal identifier, e.g., date of birth or passport number
- Country of vaccination
- Name of vaccine used (if more than 1 dose, the name of each vaccine administered)
- Vaccination date(s) (if more than 1 dose, the dates each dose was administered)
Note: Non-English vaccination certifications must be translated into English and notarised. Both original and translated vaccination documents are needed.
There is no need to upload the applicant’s vaccination certificate again on MOM’s work pass application system.
Yes, those with the following valid vaccination certificates will be granted temporary “fully vaccinated” status for 30 days
- Digitally-verifiable vaccination certificates (e.g. with a QR code)
They need to upload the certificates with their SG Arrival Card submission.
- All other types of vaccination certificates
They need to present them to the immigration officer.
To remain “fully vaccinated” and fulfil MOM’s vaccination work pass conditions, pass holders need to take a booster dose within 270 days from their last dose in the primary vaccination series. Refer to the MOH FAQs for more details.
No. At the point of pass application, employers will be required to make a declaration that their work pass holders and dependants are fully vaccinated
with a vaccine on the WHO EUL list
upon arrival in Singapore.
Pass holders aged 17 years old and below (based on birth date) are exempted from vaccination requirements.
However, pass holders aged 13 to 17 years old on date of arrival must fulfil the following:
- Take the first vaccination dose in Singapore using a WHO EUL vaccine within 1 month of arrival.
- Complete the full vaccination regime within 2 months of arrival.
Pass holders are encouraged to take their booster shots as soon as they are eligible to remain “fully vaccinated” in Singapore. They can use the vaccination and booster calculator
to check if they have completed their primary series vaccination and whether a booster dose is required.
Refer to the MOH FAQs
for more details.
After the IPA is approved, you must submit an exemption request for the pass holders before they enter Singapore
, and upload a doctor’s memo which must fulfil these requirements:
- States pass holder’s medication condition
- States reason why they cannot take any COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of the brand of vaccine used
- Is clear and not handwritten
- (Only applicable if memo is not in English) Is accompanied with an English-translated copy from a translation service provider and notarised.
The pass holders need to undergo a medical review with a Singapore-registered doctor within 30 days upon arrival. If the Singapore-registered doctor does not exempt them, they must undergo the full vaccination regime within 2 months.
COVID-19 vaccines on the WHO EUL list
will be accepted into the NIR after the serology test result is positive. This test is to be taken at a Public Health Preparedness Clinic
. You can also refer to their website
for a list of clinics that may provide such tests.
|Types of pass holders
||Duration given to verify vaccination records
Workers who meet all of these conditions ("CMP workers"):
- Employed in construction, marine shipyard or process (CMP) sector.
- Hold Work Permit, Training Work Permit or S Pass, or in-principle approval for any of these 3 passes.
|Within 7 days of arrival in Singapore (if SHN is not required) or completing SHN.
Example: If the worker completed SHN on 1 March, they must verify their vaccination records (i.e. take a serology test or visit a GP clinic to get their records accepted in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) by 8 March).
| All other pass holders
|| Within 30 days of arrival in Singapore
Pass holders with valid digitally-verifiable vaccination certificates may be exempted from serology testing for their vaccinations to be recognised. They must still visit a General Practitioner (GP) clinic within 7 days of arrival in Singapore or completing SHN, for the clinic to verify their certificates and update their vaccination records in the NIR. Refer to MOH’s website on the types of vaccination certificates which exempt pass holders from serology testing.
Please call the clinic to check if they offer serology tests or verification of vaccination records.
The serology test used should detect antibodies generated in response to the vaccine, or test for inactivated virus vaccine.
Please refer to MOH website
for more details.
The serology test is an additional means, on top of vaccination documentation, to confirm that a person has undergone effective vaccination.