migrant workers living in dormitories to apply for visit card that to visit four different destinations on sundays
Singapore – From June 24, migrant workers living in dormitories won’t require an exit pass to enter community areas, but they’ll need to apply for a visit card if they want to visit four popular locations on Sundays and public holidays.
“We will adopt a new method to handle heavy footfall at four locations – Chinatown, Geylang Serai, Jurong East, and Little India,” the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Friday (Jun 10).
A migrant worker must apply for a visit pass if he desires to visit one of these popular destinations on Sundays or public holidays.
On any given Sunday or public holiday, up to 80,000 visit passes will be available. For starters, 30,000 tickets will be available for Little India, 20,000 for Jurong East, and 15,000 for Geylang Serai and Chinatown, respectively.
On Sundays and public holidays, people will not require a pass to visit other parts of Singapore.
On weekdays, Saturdays, or non-public holidays, migrant workers will not need passes to attend community areas, including popular destinations, according to the MOH.
Exit pass quotas were raised on April 26 to 25,000 for weekdays and 50,000 for weekends and holidays.
Migrant workers who had not been vaccinated were also allowed to seek for an exit pass. They are no longer required to take an antigen rapid test (ART) prior to their appointment.
Workers can go to recreation centres whenever they want without having to take an ART or request for an exit ticket.
Despite the suspension of most safe management procedures and the reopening of borders, the local COVID-19 situation has remained constant over the past month, according to the Ministry of Health.
The daily average number of local cases is around 3,000, while the average number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations has remained below 300. In comparison, the Omicron wave had a high of roughly 1,700.