Entry permits are withdrawn for travelers to Singapore

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Singapore will from 11 May temporarily reduce the number of arrivals from countries that Singapore considers high-risk countries which include the Nordic Region of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland.

This means that entry for persons with a work permit in Singapore who have already received an entry permit will be postponed to an undetermined date.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), those whose entries are canceled will be contacted in June and given priority for entry when the country reopens for this type of entry again. For the time being, no new applications will be accepted.

Read the full press release from the Ministry of Manpower here.

Australia, New Zealand, China (Mainland), Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Brunei are considered lower risk countries, and travelers from there are not covered by these restrictions. From other countries, entry is only allowed in “exceptional and urgent circumstances”.

Currently, a 21-day quarantine applies to the majority of arrivals, as well as a Covid test before departure and three in Singapore.

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