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Author Topic: Entry ban to Singapore has been released for HIV+ People since April 2015  (Read 758 times)

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Offline edwardyap1214

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Has anyone knows that the ban for HIV + to singapore has been released since April 2015 according to my panel doctor's nurse in singapore recently. HIV+ patients are allowed to travel and receive medical treatment like other visitors in sg but can't work in singapore....

Offline terrymoore

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Hi,
The only info online which i was able to find was this http://www.drtanandpartners.com/how-to-visit-singapore-if-you-are-hiv-ve/ . Can you direct us to any other (official) source?
This is important for a few of us who live in the region and travel there for biz/pleasure.

Offline YellowFever

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So I got very interested in this and I took a look at the Singapore government's attorney general website. There was an amendment made which came into effect on April 1, 2015:

http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/search/display/view.w3p;ident=00b986f8-9073-4df5-bb28-5515b826e072;page=0;query=CompId%3A00b986f8-9073-4df5-bb28-5515b826e072;rec=0;resUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fstatutes.agc.gov.sg%2Faol%2Fbrowse%2FyearResults.w3p%3Btype%3DslGaz%3Byear%3D2015


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(1A)  Despite paragraph (1), the Controller may issue a visit pass, valid for such period as the Controller may determine but in any event not exceeding 90 days, to a prohibited immigrant referred to in section 8(3)(ba) of the Act (in these Regulations called an exempt prohibited immigrant) where the exempt prohibited immigrant satisfies the Controller that he wishes to enter Singapore for any of the purposes referred to in that paragraph.;

So who are the prohibited immigrants in 8(3)(ba) ? US!


http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/search/display/view.w3p;ident=3bbbd706-b0f5-4069-893f-bd6b2b035ca8;page=0;query=DocId%3A%22d0fd4d9d-0e2f-462f-a0df-0df7ecdc86d1%22%20Status%3Ainforce%20Depth%3A0;rec=0
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Prohibited immigrants
8.(1)  Any person, not being a citizen of Singapore, who is a member of any of the prohibited classes as defined in subsection (3) or who, in the opinion of the Controller, is a member of any of the prohibited classes, is a prohibited immigrant.
[34/98]
(2)  Subject to any exemption granted under section 56
(a)
no prohibited immigrant who is a member of the prohibited class defined in subsection (3)(o) shall enter Singapore; and
(b)
no other prohibited immigrant shall enter Singapore, unless he is in possession of a valid pass in that behalf issuable to a prohibited immigrant under the regulations.
(3)  The following persons are members of the prohibited classes:
(a)
any person who is unable to show that he has the means of supporting himself and his dependants (if any) or that he has definite employment awaiting him, or who is likely to become a pauper or a charge on the public;
(b)
any person suffering from a contagious or infectious disease which makes his presence in Singapore dangerous to the community;
[Act 18 of 2012 wef 19/12/2012]
(ba)
any person suffering from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus;

I am not a lawyer so I can't say for sure what's going on but I can tell there is a change in the law with regards to HIV+ visitors. Any lawyers here can confirm?

08/2010 HIV- 08/2012 HIV+
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10/2013 CD4 520 (20%) VL 650 (wtf?)
02/2014 CD4 410(20%) VL 390 (yay!)
08/2014 CD4 580(18%)
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Offline EUINAU

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thats good news as i like SG but generally tried to only transit through

Offline YellowFever

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I've sent the ICA an email asking them to clarify. Will let you guys know!
08/2010 HIV- 08/2012 HIV+
10/2012 CD4 415(15%)
04/2013 CD4 457(15%)
10/2013 CD4 520 (20%) VL 650 (wtf?)
02/2014 CD4 410(20%) VL 390 (yay!)
08/2014 CD4 580(18%)
01/2015 CD4 500(20%) VL UD (YES!)

Offline YellowFever

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08/2010 HIV- 08/2012 HIV+
10/2012 CD4 415(15%)
04/2013 CD4 457(15%)
10/2013 CD4 520 (20%) VL 650 (wtf?)
02/2014 CD4 410(20%) VL 390 (yay!)
08/2014 CD4 580(18%)
01/2015 CD4 500(20%) VL UD (YES!)

Offline terrymoore

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Re: Entry ban to Singapore has been released for HIV+ People since April 2015
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2015, 09:36:59 PM »
Thanks! Very good news! And yet, i am not sure i would disclose what my pills were for if asked by customs. I would just say they are vitamins or antibiotics or something. I don't trust SG - they are very "big brother".

 


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