The Singaporean government has announced that it will update its COVID-19 vaccination requirements for those applying or renewing Ministry of Manpower (MOM) passes.

Key Points: 

  • Beginning Oct. 1, Work Permit and S Pass holders employed in construction, marine shipyards or process sectors must be fully vaccinated to apply for new passes or renew passes.
  • All other pass holders who are 13 and older must have proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to apply for new passes.
  • Pass holders must take their booster dose within 270 days from their last primary vaccination dose to maintain their fully vaccinated status.
  • Pass holders must verify their proof of being fully vaccinated overseas by taking a serology test in Singapore or getting their digitally-verifiable vaccination certificates (DVCs) certified at a local clinic.

Additional Information: As of Aug. 29, employers no longer need to submit exemption requests for pass holders who are not fully-vaccinated; instead, they must undergo a medical review with a Singapore-registered doctor within 30 days after arrival in Singapore. More information regarding Singapore’s COVID-19 border and health measures is available here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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