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Migrant workers living in dormitories have to apply for visit pass to go to 4 locations on Sundays, public holidays

SINGAPORE — Migrant workers living in dormitories will no longer need an exit pass to visit community areas from June 24, but will need to apply for a visit pass if they want to go to four popular locations on Sundays and public holidays.
Up to 80,000 passes will be made available in total per Sunday or public holiday.
Up to 80,000 passes will be made available in total per Sunday or public holiday.
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SINGAPORE — Migrant workers living in dormitories will no longer need an exit pass to visit community areas from June 24, but will need to apply for a visit pass if they want to go to four popular locations on Sundays and public holidays.

Currently, migrant workers in dormitories have to apply for an exit pass if they want to visit any location within the community.

"To manage crowding at popular places, we will introduce a new mechanism to manage the high footfall at four locations — Chinatown, Geylang Serai, Jurong East and Little India," said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (June 10).

If a migrant worker wishes to visit one of these popular locations during Sundays and public holidays, he will have to apply for a visit pass.

Up to 80,000 passes will be made available in total per Sunday or public holiday. For a start, there will be 30,000 passes for Little India, 20,000 for Jurong East, and 15,000 each for Geylang Serai and Chinatown.

They will not need a pass if they are visiting other locations in Singapore on Sundays and public holidays.

No passes will be needed if migrant workers are visiting community areas, including popular places, on weekdays, Saturdays or non-public holidays, said MOH. CNA

For more reports like this, visit cna.asia.

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