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Ceasing Of Entry of Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process (CMP) Workers And Other Dormitory Bound Workers via Vaccinated Travel Lanes

  With effect from 4 December 2021 2359hrs, employers of all Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process (CMP) S Pass and work permit holders, as well as other dormitory-bound work pass holders, will not be allowed to make new applications to enter Singapore via Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs)[1].


2        CMP workers and other workers who stay in dormitories should enter Singapore via ongoing industry initiatives (e.g. programmes with upstream testing and isolation in the source country) or the Work Pass Holder General Lane. The number of workers entering under these lanes meet industry needs while allowing the entry of these workers to be done at a pace where they can be safely onboarded (e.g. verification of vaccination, medical examination, settling in programme) before entering the dormitories and worksites as these are higher risk settings. The onboarding programme is an existing requirement for new CMP workers.


3        CMP workers and other workers who stay in dormitories, who have obtained approval prior to the effective date to enter Singapore via VTLs, will still be allowed to do so. They will need to take an on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (OAT-PCR) test and self-isolate while waiting for the results.  Those who test negative will go through the five-day onboarding programme. More details will be communicated to the employers.



  1. Malaysians and female work pass holders will still be allowed to enter Singapore via VTLs and be subjected to the prevailing VTL health protocols in Singapore. This is because individuals generally do not reside in dormitories