Singapore: New Vaccination Requirements for Work Pass Holders

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • New vaccination requirements will be introduced for work pass holders in Singapore on 1 October 2022 


On 1 October 2022, the government of Singapore will introduce new vaccination requirements for foreign nationals seeking work passes in the country. On the effective date, holders of a work pass employed in construction, marine shipyards, or process sectors who seek to apply for a new pass or renew an existing pass will be required to be fully vaccinated. 

All other pass holders will be required to be fully vaccinated when applying for a new work pass. This includes having received a booster dose within 270 days from the last primary vaccination dose.  

Pass holders who were vaccinated overseas must apply for a digital-verifiable vaccination certificate (DVC) that has been verified by a local clinic. For additional information on vaccination status and proof, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Singapore will introduce new vaccination requirements for certain work pass holders beginning 1 October 2022.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Singapore’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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