Employees in Singapore advised against travel to China

In Singapore's latest measure to contain the outbreak of the Wuhan virus, the Ministry of Manpower has advised employees and employers against travelling to China.
By: | February 3, 2020

Singapore employers and employers have been advised by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) against all travel to Hubei province and non-essential travel to China.

In addition, all employees who have traveled to Hubei within 14 days prior to their arrival in Singapore will be quarantined at home or other suitable facilities. Those who were already in Singapore before January 28 will be assessed by Ministry of Health (MOH) and those at higher risk will be quarantined.

While all employees arriving from mainland China (excluding Hubei province) on or after 6pm on January 31 will be required to go on leave of absence (LOA) for 14 days from the day of arrival in Singapore.

MOM will also reject all new work pass applications for foreign workers from mainland China until further notice. However, renewal applications for existing work pass holders will not be affected.

New visitors of any nationality with recent travel history to mainland China will not be allowed to enter Singapore even if it’s a transit. And those with Chinese passports, with the exception of Singapore permanent residents (PRs) and long-term pass holders, will also not be allowed to enter Singapore.

Singapore has seen one of the highest number of cases of the Wuhan virus globally, with a total of 18 cases so far.

Employers and employees in Singapore can find out the latest updates by the MOM at https://www.mom.gov.sg/ and MOH at https://www.moh.gov.sg/.