Travel

Participants or their sponsoring agencies are responsible for the initial purchase of the participants’ round-trip airline ticket and for making travel arrangements. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own visas, where applicable, including any transit visas needed for travel to and from Singapore and their home countries. Participants should ensure that their passports are valid for at least six months beyond the end of the stipulated period for the training event. Participants will be reimbursed for their tickets and related travel expenses after their arrival in Singapore. Under special circumstances and upon receipt of a request from a sponsor, the STI will consider making travel arrangements for the participant.

Participants are required to arrive on time, attend all sessions, and stay through the last day of a course. The invitation may be withdrawn if a participant cannot comply with these requirements. If a participant has to be repatriated for any reason before the end of the training event, the sponsoring agency is responsible for the costs of the repatriation, and the STI must be reimbursed for all expenditures made on behalf of the participant.

In case of a withdrawal, expenses such as cancellation fees or the full amount of a prepaid ticket must be reimbursed to the STI. Similarly, if a participant does not complete the course or seminar, travel and miscellaneous expenses must be reimbursed to the STI.

 

Living Allowance

Participants are provided with a living allowance for the duration of the course. This allowance is intended to cover the cost of meals and participants’ incidental expenses.

 

Health Insurance

STI provides participants with health insurance benefit covering accidents leading to death and permanent total disablement for the period of the course duration. This benefit, however, does not cover expenses incurred in connection with pre-existing conditions (including pregnancy) and minor accidents. Participants should be in good health, free from any contagious disease, and free from any medical condition that could impair their attendance at the course. Participants are advised to take a comprehensive medical examination before leaving for Singapore. Sponsors (senior officials from the nominating agencies) are required to reimburse the STI for all expenses incurred on behalf of their sponsored participants due to any pre-existing medical conditions. Further, sponsors are required to cover the costs of any medical procedures not covered by the health insurance plan.

 

Miscellaneous

The STI will send details on travel, settling-in, and other arrangements to each participant after he or she has accepted an invitation to attend a course.