Global Immigration news updates for Nigeria and Singapore
From May 11, 2021, work and dependent pass holders from high-risk countries will not be allowed to enter Singapore and no entry approvals will be granted until further notice. This also applies to pass holders approvals prior to these stricter measures and existing entry approvals will be void.
Employers will be notified when to re-apply for entry for their employees once the situation has stabilized. The Singapore authorities will prioritize entry approval requests.
High risk countries refer to all countries except Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process (CMP) work pass holders with approval prior to the updates on border measures will be allowed to enter, except for a small group with planned arrivals in June who will be rescheduled to arrive in subsequent weeks.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Ministry of ManPower.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debra Jane Beynon, Regional Immigration Manager (APAC).
The Nigerian authorities announced that travellers arriving from Brazil, India and Turkey are banned from entering the country. It also applies to individuals who have visited any of these countries within 14 days prior to their trip to Nigeria.
- Foreign nationals holding a valid residence permit.
- Foreigners who only transited through any of the countries above.
- Nigerian citizens are exempted from the restrictions.
Travellers in these categories will be required to take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 24 hours of arrival and a seven day quarantine within a government approved facility at their own cost. A repeat COVID-19 PCR test will be required at the end of the quarantine period.
All other travellers arriving in Nigeria must provide a COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours prior to their flight, self-quarantine for seven days upon arrival and carry out a another test at the end of the quarantine period.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the African News.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Laxmi Vikraman, Regional Immigration Manager (EMEA).
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