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MOM Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notice Requirements for Work Pass Holders from Malaysia

  1. With immediate effect, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will require all new and existing work pass holders (including dependants) planning to enter Singapore from Malaysia, to obtain MOM’s approval before they commence their journey. This is applicable regardless of the mode of travel into Singapore. The entry approval requirement applies to:  
    a. Existing work pass holders currently out of Singapore; and

    b. In-Principle Approval holders who have yet to enter Singapore.
  2. Upon arrival in Singapore, all affected work pass holders will be placed on a mandatory 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). When applying for entry approval, employers will be required to declare to MOM that they have arranged for suitable housing premises for these employees and have made appropriate arrangements for food for the duration of their SHN.
  3. Employers are required to apply for entry approval using this online facility. Employers should inform their affected employees (including their dependants) not to make travel plans to Singapore until approval has been received from MOM. The employers will be required to send the MOM approval letter to the employees who will need to show it to the airline staff upon check-in (if travelling by air) and at the ICA checkpoint upon arrival in Singapore.


  4. The Singapore-Malaysia Special Working Committee has agreed that the transport of all types of goods between Malaysia and Singapore will be facilitated during the duration of Malaysia’s Movement Control Order. As such, those conveying essential services, or supplies (e.g. lorry drivers, vegetable supply truckers, frozen supply truckers) via land and sea crossings will be exempted from MOM’s entry approval and SHN requirements.


  5. Employers and employees should closely monitor COVID-19-related developments and comply with both the travel and health advisories on the MOH website. Employees are urged to cooperate with their employers.
  6. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, there may be additional requirements imposed on work pass holders from time to time. While MOM will publicise these requirements widely, it may not be possible to inform every employer or employee directly about each new set of requirements. Employers and employees are strongly advised to check the MOM’s website ( for the latest advisories.
  7. For further queries or clarifications, please contact:

    a. Ministry of Manpower 
    Online Enquiry: 

    b. Ministry of Health
    MOH Emergency Line, Tel: (65) 1800 333 9999
    Online Enquiry via this link: