Regulations, Guidelines and Circulars

08 Jun 2021

03 Jun 2021

MH 34:24/8

GUIDELINES ON THE IMPORTATION OF GAMETES / EMBRYOS DURING COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS


               The Ministry of Health (MOH) recognises that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the AR treatments for some couples, and we have seen an increase in the number of enquiries regarding the importation of gametes/embryos from members of public (MOPs) and assisted reproduction (AR) practitioners. 

2.            To enable the appeals to be reviewed expediently, and in view of the current travel restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry hereby issue the Guidelines on the Importation of Gametes / Embryos at Annex A (“Guidelines”) outlining the appeal requirements that the AR centres are required to adhere to for their appeals to be reviewed.  The Guidelines will take immediate effect from the date of this circular.

3.            The Ministry will review the duration and conditions set out in Annex A depending on the prevailing COVID-19 travel restrictions, and will inform AR centres of any changes accordingly.

4.            Please contact MOH via email at eLIS@moh.gov.sg if you have any queries on this circular.

Thank you.  

A/PROF KENNETH MAK
DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL SERVICES
MINISTRY OF HEALTH


The full document (including Annex A) can be downloaded below:
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AR Practitioners may click here to submit the appeal.

The Declaration Form can be downloaded below:
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