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Vaccination requirements to hold MOM passes and enter Singapore

Pass holders (work pass holders, dependants and helpers) must fulfil the vaccination requirements to apply for, renew passes or enter Singapore.

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

All pass holders entering Singapore, regardless of travel history, must complete their primary vaccination series before arrival by fulfilling the criteria stated below.

Primary vaccination series refers to the full regimen of WHO EUL vaccines (i.e. 1 dose of Janssen or 2 doses of any other WHO EUL vaccines, including Sinopharm or Sinovac).

Types of pass holders They must have received
Have earlier recovered from COVID-19 Minimally 1 dose of a WHO EUL vaccine at least 14 days before arrival in Singapore or the pass application. This vaccination can be done at least 28 days from their COVID-19 diagnosis. However, they are recommended to do so after 3 months from their diagnosis.
All other pass holders

The primary vaccination series of WHO EUL vaccines at least 14 days before arrival in Singapore or the pass application.

Documents pass holders must produce to prove vaccination status

Pass holders must be able to produce documents to prove their vaccination status before boarding the flight, and upon arrival in Singapore. Otherwise, they will be denied entry.

Country pass holder was vaccinated in

Documents needed
Singapore

Any of the following:

Overseas
  • Pass holders with digitally-verifiable certificates

Pass holders or their employers will have to upload the vaccination certificate on to ICA’s Vaccination Check Portal system before arrival.

  • Pass holders without digitally-verifiable certificates

Pass holders need to present their vaccination certificates 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)

Non-English vaccination certifications must be translated into English and notarised. Both original and translated vaccination documents are needed.

Pass holders who were vaccinated overseas

Pass holders who were vaccinated overseas must verify their vaccination records by taking a serology test or visiting a General Practitioner (GP) clinic to get their vaccination records accepted in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) within the duration as stated below:

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 (or upon completion of SHN, if applicable).

 
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 GP clinic to get their certificates verified and have their vaccination records in the NIR. Refer to MOH’s website on the types of vaccination certificates which exempt pass holders from serology testing.

CMP workers who need to be onboarded or serve SHN (if unvaccinated) at MOM's Onboard centre will be automatically scheduled for a serology test or get their records accepted in the NIR at the Onboard centre. Thus, employers do not need to make a separate arrangement for them. For those who are not required to go through Onboard centre, employers should send the workers to a Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) to verify their vaccination status.

All other pass holders should visit a PHPC to take their serology test or visit any GP clinics to get their vaccination records accepted in the NIR within the duration stated above. Please call the clinic to check if they offer serology tests or verification of vaccination records.

If the serology test result is What happens next?
Negative The pass holder needs to complete the full WHO EUL vaccine regime within 2 months from the test result.
Positive

The pass holder’s vaccination record will be updated in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) within 2 weeks.

You can see the updated record in HealthHub app or TraceTogether app. If not, please check with the clinic that performed the test for the pass holder.

All pass holders must also be fully vaccinated before they can do any of the following:

  • Apply for a new passes
  • Renew existing passes
  • Change employer 

Fully vaccinated pass holders who are eligible to receive a booster dose, are considered “fully vaccinated” for the purpose of holding MOM passes.

To be considered fully vaccinated and have their pass applications approved, those aged 13 and above must:

  • Complete their primary series vaccination.
  • Receive their booster vaccination within 270 days from their last dose in the primary vaccination series.

Pass holders who were vaccinated overseas

Pass holders who were vaccinated overseas must verify their vaccination records with booster dose (when eligible) by taking a serology test or visiting a General Practitioner (GP) clinic to get their vaccination records accepted in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) within the duration as stated below:

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 (or upon completion of SHN, if applicable).

 
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 GP clinic to get their certificates verified and have their vaccination records in the NIR. Refer to MOH’s website on the types of vaccination certificates which exempt pass holders from serology testing.

CMP workers who need to be onboarded or serve SHN (if unvaccinated) at MOM's Onboard centre will be automatically scheduled for a serology test or get their records accepted in the NIR at the Onboard centre. Thus, employers do not need to make a separate arrangement for them. For those who are not required to go through Onboard centre, employers should send the workers to a Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) to verify their vaccination status.

All other pass holders should visit a PHPC to take their serology test or visit any GP clinics to get their vaccination records accepted in the NIR within the duration stated above. Please call the clinic to check if they offer serology tests or verification of vaccination records.

If the serology test result is What happens next?
Negative The pass holder needs to complete the full WHO EUL vaccine regime within 2 months from the test result.
Positive

The pass holder’s vaccination record will be updated in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) within 2 weeks.

To keep their full vaccination status, pass holders who are 13 years old and above must complete their booster vaccination within 270 days from their last dose in the primary vaccination series.

If the pass holders completed their primary vaccination series on 1 June 2021, they must take the booster dose by 26 February 2022. Pass holders can check if they have completed their primary series vaccination and whether a booster shot is required here.

You can see the updated record in HealthHub app or TraceTogether app. If not, please check with the clinic that performed the test for the pass holder.

Please refer to MOH FAQs for more details.

Pass holders who can be exempted from vaccination

The following groups are exempted from the COVID-19 vaccination requirements:

  • Pass holders aged 17 years old and below (based on birth date) on date of arrival.

    However, pass holders aged 13 to 17 years old (based on birth date) on date of arrival must:
    • Take their first vaccination in Singapore using a WHO EUL vaccine within 1 month of arrival.
    • Complete the full vaccination regime within 2 months of arrival.

  • Pass holders who cannot be vaccinated due to medical condition(s).

    To be considered for exemption, employers must submit an exemption request for their pass holders before entering Singapore, and upload a doctor’s memo which fulfils 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 upon arrival within 30 days. If the Singapore-registered doctor does not exempt them, they must undergo the full vaccination regime within 2 months from date of diagnosis.

The exemption request must be approved before pass holders can enter Singapore.

Penalties for non-compliance

Employers and their pass holders have a joint duty to comply with the existing entry requirements, travel health control measures and COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Enforcement measures, including criminal proceedings, revocation of passes and suspension of work pass privileges, will be taken for non-compliance or false declaration.

Please refer to the FAQs for more information.