28 March 2020 – Entry approval required for long-term pass holders to reduce import cases

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Manpower

Overview: Entry to Singapore limited in order to minimise imported cases. Those with Long-Term Passes must obtain approval from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority before commencing travel to Singapore.
Full details here: https://www.ica.gov.sg/news-and-publications/media-releases/media-release/entry-approval-required-for-all-long-term-pass-holders

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat to the country, Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Evidence/Justification: Increased risk of imported cases from escalating global case #s