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Removal of Entry Approval Requirements for Certain Eligible Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPH)

Since March 2020, all Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPHs) have had to obtain approval prior to entering, as a precautionary measure to limit the number of imported COVID-19 cases into Singapore to contain the virus. Since then, the number of imported cases has diminished in relevance as a measure of travel health risk. Inbound LTPHs are required to be fully vaccinated and are well-protected from severe illness. As such, the entry approval requirement will be removed for all fully vaccinated LTPHs except work permit holders (“eligible pass holders”) with effect from 21 February 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore Time).

2 Eligible pass holders entering on Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) will not need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). Eligible pass holders entering via nonVTL channels (e.g. Work Pass Holder General Lane, Student’s Pass Holder Lane) also do not need to apply for an Entry Approval but will have to adhere to the prevailing immigration entry requirements and health protocols. All eligible pass holders must produce their Long-Term pass/in-principle approval letter and proof of vaccination status/exemption[1] for entry to Singapore. Pass holders will need to adhere to the prevailing immigration entry requirements and border health measures in Singapore, including testing and Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements.[2]

3 Work permit holders[3] should continue to obtain a VTP if entering via VTL (excluding work permit holders in the Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process sectors (CMP) and other dormitory bound work permit holders[4]); or an entry approval under non-VTL channels (Work Pass Holder General Lane via Safe Travel Office or MOM’s entry approval for CMP workers). This is to ensure work permit holders enter Singapore in a safe and calibrated manner given their larger numbers.

4 A summary of changes to entry approval requirements for arrivals from 21 Feb 2022, 2359 hours is in the appended table. Details on entry requirements and health protocols under VTL and non-VTL SafeTravel Lanes can be found on the SafeTravel website.




Long Term Visit Pass, Immigration

Exemption Order , Student’s Pass,

Employment Pass, EntrePass,

Personalised Employment Pass,

Tech.Pass, Training Employment Pass, Work Holiday Pass, Dependant’s Pass and S Pass holders

Show Long-Term pass/inprinciple approval letter and proof of vaccination status to

transport operators/checkpoint staff

No need to apply for or present entry approval/VTP

Non-Malaysian male work permit holders in the CMP sector or dormitory-bound work permit holders[5]

Not allowed to apply for entry through VTL

No change; continue to apply for and present entry approval


All other work permit holders (including

Migrant Domestic Workers and

Confinement Nannies)

No change; continue to apply for and present VTP

5 All travellers must continue to submit a health and travel declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service[6] prior to their arrival. They will be required to provide their health status and recent travel history, as well as personal particulars and contact details.



  1. Please refer to for details of requirements to be considered fully vaccinated. Individuals below the age of 12 will be able to enter without proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals aged 12 to 17 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. The proof of exemption will need to be presented prior to boarding.
  2. Pass holders continue to be responsible for all costs associated with fulfilling border health measures, including COVID-19 tests and charges for SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.
  3. Including Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) and those with In-Principle Approval (IPA) for a work permit or MDW.
  4. Work permit holders in CMP sectors or dormitory-bound work permit holders are not allowed to enter Singapore via VTL. Malaysian CMP work permit holders and female work permit holders will still be allowed to enter via VTLs as they generally do not reside in dormitories.
  5. Malaysians and female work permit holders will still be allowed to enter via VTLs as they generally do not reside in dormitories.
  6. SGAC e-Service is available at ICA’s website at and the mobile application can be downloaded for free from Apple AppStore and Google Play.