The Singaporean government has announced that it will update its vaccination polices on Feb.1  to require those who hold a work pass, a long-term pass or permanent residence to be fully vaccinated.

Key Points: 

  • Beginning, Feb. 1, employers will be required to make a declaration that their work-pass holders and dependents are fully vaccinated upon arrival.
    • Pass holders will be required to verify their vaccination through the Vaccination Check Portal system or by presenting the certificate to airline authorities or checkpoint authorities before arrival.
  • Individuals applying or renewing permanent residence, long-term visit passes or student passes will be required to prove that they are fully vaccinated to be approved.
    • Vaccination records must be updated in the National Immunization Registry (NIR) if the individual was vaccinated overseas.
    • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated but receive a negative serology test must complete a full series of vaccination in Singapore to be granted permanent residence or long-term passes.

Additional Information: Individuals ages 12 and younger and those who are medically ineligible for vaccination are exempt from the vaccination requirement. Individuals between the age of 12 and 18 are not required to be fully vaccinated upon arrival but must declare that they will complete the vaccination process in Singapore.

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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