A fast-lane will start between Singapore and South Korea from September 4. The arrangements, which will allow for essential business and official travel between the two countries, have concluded.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Wednesday that the arrangement will help restore connectivity and support economic recovery. It added that the necessary public health safeguards will be in place.
Eligible travelers will have to abide by the mutually agreed terms and prevailing public health measures in both countries.
These conditions include pre-departure and post-arrival testing, as well as the need to adhere to a controlled itinerary for the first 14 days after their arrival.
More details about the the arrangements and application process will be published on the SafeTravel website by Friday.
MFA said that Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and his South Korean counterpart, Ms Kang Kyung-wha, spoke on the phone on Wednesday, with both welcoming the conclusion of the fast-lane talks.
It said the ministers also reaffirmed the importance of bilateral cooperation to jointly overcome both countries’ common challenges amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The second fast lane
The city-state also has an agreement for such travel with China and Malaysia and a previous fast lane they announced las month,
Since September 1, Singapore relaxed its measures and has allowed general travel to Brunei and New Zealand, including students studying abroad.