Singapore plans to expand travel programme


The city-state plans to widen its quarantine-free travel programme to include fully vaccinated individuals from South Korea and the United States as the financial hub moves cautiously to reopen its borders.

Fully vaccinated travellers can travel between Changi airport and South Korea’s Incheon airport, taking polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests instead of observing quarantine from Nov 15, the transport ministry said yesterday.

Singapore, a travel and tourism hub, began a similar programme for visitors from Germany and Brunei last month, and is working to include the United States by year-end.

“We have had successful pilots of Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) with Germany and Brunei,” Trade Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Thursday during a visit to Washington, DC.

“We are now working on a VTL with the US as soon as possible, and certainly before the end of the year.” — Reuters

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