MOM will resume entry approvals for work pass holders and their dependants with travel history to higher risk countries from 10 Aug

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will resume entry approvals for work pass holders and their dependants with travel history to higher risk countries/ regions from 10 Aug.

This was announced in the press release by Ministry of Health on Friday evening (6 Aug) along with news of the resumption of dining-in and other loosening measures.

MOH said that as Singapore reached higher vaccination rates, it will progressively review some of its border restrictions to facilitate more travel and introduce vaccination-differentiated border measures for travellers from countries/regions that have shown an ability to control the pandemic and vaccinate large parts of their population.

Eligible work pass holders for the entry approval and their dependants must be fully vaccinated before arrival in Singapore. They will also be subjected to the prevailing health protocols in Singapore.

An individual is considered fully-vaccinated two weeks after he or she has received the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty, Moderna or World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Use Listing Procedure (EUL) vaccines.

From 20 August 2021, 2359 hrs, all fully vaccinated travellers from Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and Switzerland may be able to apply to opt out of dedicated SHN facilities and serve their 14-day SHN at their respective places of residence (e.g. residential address) or other suitable accommodation if they fulfil certain criteria.

For Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs), the application must be made three days prior to arrival via the SafeTravel website. Travellers who are not SCs or PRs may apply to opt out as part of the entry application process from 20 August 2021, 2359 hrs onwards. All travellers must present the approval to opt
out upon arrival in Singapore.

All travellers who successfully opt out must remain in their declared place of residence/accommodation at all times and are required to don an electronic monitoring device throughout their SHN period

All other travellers from the aforementioned countries/regions must continue to serve the SHN in a dedicated SHN facility. As the list of countries will be updated from time to time depending on the public health risk assessment, all travellers are reminded to check the SafeTravel website for updates to the border measures. They will be subjected to these prevailing border measures upon entry, including stays in dedicated SHN facilities and payment, where applicable.

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