Vaccination As Entry Requirement For Long-Term Pass Holders From 1 November 2021
Entry Approvals for Fully Vaccinated Long-Term Pass Holders
- From 1 November 2021, all work pass holders and their dependants1 must be fully vaccinated before arrival in Singapore. MOM will also be resuming entry approvals for Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs), and S Pass and work permit holders from the Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process (CMP) sectors, entering Singapore from higher risk countries/regions2, on the condition that they are fully vaccinated before arrival. These groups can start applying for entry approval from 15 October 2021. Entry approvals will be limited in view of the evolving local and global COVID-19 situation and need to minimise importation risk. Pass holders may have to wait about 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 after they arrive in Singapore.
- The vaccination requirement will also apply to all travellers who are entering Singapore from 1 November 2021 under the Student’s Pass Holder Lane.
- The vaccination condition for entry will not apply to those aged below 18 years old at the point of arrival. Unvaccinated individuals aged between 12 to less than 18 years old at the point of arrival can enter without proof of vaccination, on the condition that they complete the full vaccination regimen within two months after they arrive 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.
Verification of Vaccination Status
- For travellers entering Singapore via the ICA’s Familial Ties Lane (FTL), priority will be given to those who are fully vaccinated.
- Pass holders approved for entry must be able to produce the documents to prove their full vaccination status, if requested by the airlines, ferry operators or at the checkpoint upon arrival in Singapore. Those who are unable to produce the necessary documentation will be denied boarding or entry unless prior exemptions have been granted. All pass holders will also be subjected to the prevailing immigration entry requirements and health protocols in Singapore.
- Individuals who have received their vaccinations overseas must update their vaccination records in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) within 14 days of completing their self-isolation or Stay Home Notice. To do so, they will need to show documentary proof of their overseas vaccination, and a positive serology test result taken at a Public Health Preparedness Clinic. Failure to produce valid vaccination documents or take the required serology test may result in the suspension and revocation of pass privileges.