7-Oct-2021

M&P/184/10/PG

Repatriation costs for Migrant Workers and Migrant Domestic Workers


With reference to the above, earlier this year the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) required employers to bear every part of the costs of workers’ repatriation, which included costs for flight ticket, pre-departure swab tests in Singapore, connecting transport costs to the workers’ hometown, as well as home country public health related costs (such as quarantine and swab tests costs).

MOM has since revised its position and employers are now only be required to pay for the flight ticket, pre-departure swab tests in Singapore, and connecting transport costs to the international airport in the workers’ home country nearest to their hometown. Workers will have to bear the home country public health costs such as quarantine and swab test costs.

MOM has published new FAQs on their MOM website here. Members are encouraged to refer to the FAQ should they approach MOM with enquiries. If there are disputes, workers/employers can write in to MOM through their efeedback here and MOM will look into their queries.