International Indian students in Singapore
Covid-19 has wrecked havoc in the world and has pushed the world economy in a minefield. Conglomerates are shutting down, companies closing and millions of people have lost jobs and it’s only getting worse by each passing day, however, IF THERE IS ONE SEGMENT WHICH IS BEING GRILLED AND BEING COMPLETELY IGNORED, ITS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ! Sign PetitionSign Petition
There are over 65,000+ international students in Singapore who have significantly contributed to its local economy and growth however, Singapore has turned a blind eye to its international student population and has imposed a 2200 Singapore Dollar mandatory quarantine charge for coming into Singapore except of course for its PR’s and citizens.
People have lost loved ones, medical bills and debts are pilling, businesses are shut and jobs are lost and SINGAPORE has taken this opportunity to exploit the international students to boast its local tourism industry - HOW ?
this 2200 dollar mandatory quarantine is basically for your mandatory stay in a 5 star hotel in singapore which are booked by the government to boast the tourism in the country by charging sky-high charges from international students who are already drowning in high university fees for “zoom lectures“, expensive flight tickets and financial pressures caused by the pandemic.
Singapore could have simply imposed a mandatory Covid test upon arrival like Dubai ! We urge the Singapore government to impose only mandatory Covid-19 testing upon arrival and not force students for mandatory 14 day expensive quarantines in 5 stars.
It is absolutely unfeasible since nobody can really accompany the student with this rule and makes it extremely hard and pressurising for their families. THIS RULE IS INCREASING INEQUALITIES IN EDUCATION EVEN MORE since the people who can afford this price would return and the ones dealing with financial pressures caused by Covid-19 would be stuck and left helpless !
WE URGE THE INDIAN EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTRY AND SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT TO LOOK INTO THIS MATTER SINCE OVER 4000+ INTERNATIONAL INDIAN STUDENTS WILL BE AFFECTED WITH THIS POLICY .