Coronavirus, Covıd-19

Coronavirus, Covıd-19

COVID-19: Entry approval required for all long-term pass holders entering Singapore

COVID-19: Entry approval required for all long-term pass holders entering Singapore

28/3/2020 5:19:00 AM

COVID-19 : Entry approval required for all long-term pass holders entering Singapore

SINGAPORE: All long-term pass holders will require an entry approval before entering or returning to Singapore from Sunday (Mar 29) at 11.59pm, ...

.Similarly, all existing student pass holders, as well as those who have been granted in-principle approval, must obtain MOE's permission before starting their journey to Singapore.AdvertisementAdvertisement"MOE will take into consideration the course in which the student is enrolled, and prioritise entry approval for those studying in publicly-funded Institutes of Higher Learning," the release said.

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Student pass holders should submit their application to enter the country to their respective educational institution, which will then be forwarded to MOE.READ: COVID-19 FAQ: When will a stay-home notice be issued, and what does it mean?Applicants who are given permission to enter Singapore will be issued an approval letter of entry that is valid for two weeks. This letter must be produced to airline staff upon check-in at the departure airport and to the immigration officer at the checkpoint upon arrival into Singapore, ICA, MOE and MOM said.

Those who arrive in Singapore without the approval letter of entry will not be allowed to clear immigration, and will need to bear the cost of flying out of Singapore within 48 hours."If they fail to comply, ICA will cancel their pass or rescind their in-principle approval," the release said.

This also applies to work pass holders, who are already required to obtain MOM's approval before starting their journey to Singapore. Employers are required to apply forentry approval for their employees online."Work pass holders whose application for entry approval has been rejected should not enter or return to Singapore yet. They should apply again for the required approval. Those who do not comply and fly to Singapore nevertheless will have their work pass revoked and will be barred from future employment in Singapore," the release said.

Read more: CNA »

Lockdown lah Good move. Next, maybe S/SPR too. Because many still travel for business, etc. Stop them from leaving or coming back will help. Such requirement needed as Hubei lifted the lockdown and more spouses & their children of Singaporeans will be coming back to be with their families Such requirement needed as Hubei lifted the lockdown and more spouse of Singaporean's men will be coming back

Long terms pass holders usually spouse of a Singaporean , some have kids , some dont , total ban not Singapore's style of working things out , there be other options before total ban . There be total ban if they abuse privileges , disobey those recommendations . Good move..! LTPH and their dependents should not be allowed in

Why govt still allow LTPH to return? Can’t we wait till the tide settle down first? These are foreigners, probably fm countries that hv worse conditions than us. U mean getting our own overseas Sporeans back to handle them still not enough? Pls dun tire out our frontliners! 😬🙏 quarantine order is in effect

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