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COVID-19 precautionary measures for Work Holiday Pass holders

Actions to be taken by Work Holiday Pass (WHP) holders if they wish to enter Singapore from overseas.

All pass holders must obtain entry approvals from the relevant government agencies to enter Singapore.

However, those conveying essential services or supplies (e.g. lorry drivers or vegetable supply truckers) coming from Malaysia by land or sea crossing are exempted from the entry approval requirements.

Existing WHP holders who meet all of these conditions
  • Are Malaysians or Malaysia PRs
  • Entering Singapore by land
  • Staying in Singapore for at least 90 consecutive days for work
Employing companies can bring them in under the PCA scheme.
WHP holders entering Singapore from the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) counterpart countries/regions and staying for up to 14 days 
Companies or Government agencies can bring them in under RGL.
All other WHP holders, including those on IPA
WHP holders must get MOM’s entry approval to enter Singapore.

Request for MOM's entry approval

To proceed, you must:

  1. Ensure you can fulfil the entry approval requirements. This includes paying for your COVID-19 test and stay at the dedicated SHN facility, if applicable.

  2. Use our entry approval calculator to plan when to request for MOM’s entry approval.

    If you submit the entry approval request Get outcome
    From Monday to Friday, by 12pm
    Same day
    From Monday to Friday, after 12pm
    Next working day
    On weekends or public holidays
  3. Ensure there are available flights / transport and you can travel to Singapore on your planned arrival date before requesting for MOM’s entry approval. 

    If the request is approved, please note that you must pay for your COVID-19 test and stay at the dedicated SHN facility, if applicable, even if you do not enter Singapore as planned.

  4. Request for MOM’s entry approval.

  5. Wait for MOM’s approval. Once you have obtained our approval, please confirm your flight / transport immediately and make the arrangements to enter Singapore.

Pass holders are encouraged to buy medical insurance with the appropriate coverage before entering Singapore as they are responsible for their medical expenses if they develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive within 14 days of arrival in Singapore.

More on Work Holiday Pass (under Work and Holiday Visa Programme)