The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced that officials will reschedule entry dates for work pass holders with approved entry and will not process new entry applications for individuals from higher-risk countries.

Key Points:

  • Work pass holders from higher-risk countries who were previously approved to enter Singapore before July 5 will not allowed to enter the country except for:
    • Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process (CMP) work pass holders who already have entry approval; and
    • Migrant domestic workers who already have obtained entry approval.
  • Work pass holders previously approved for entry who are now barred will be rescheduled to arrive in a later week.
  • MOM also has stopped accepting new entry applications from higher-risk countries except for workers for key strategic projects.

Additional Information: Higher-risk countries refers to all countries and territories except Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Macao, New Zealand and Taiwan. The new policies will not affect work pass holders from lower-risk countries.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in Singapore and other countries.

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