Singapore, South Korea announce bilateral vaccinated journey lane


Korean Air Traces Co. plane sit on the tarmac at Incheon Worldwide Airport in Incheon, South Korea, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.

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SINGAPORE — Quarantine-free journey between Singapore and South Korea will begin from Nov. 15 for vaccinated vacationers, the city-state’s transport ministry introduced Friday.

The 2 international locations agreed to launch a so-called “vaccinated journey lane,” which permits vaccinated vacationers to enter Singapore from South Korea, and vice versa with out serving quarantines. As a substitute, vacationers should take Covid-19 exams to make sure they aren’t contaminated with the virus.

It’s the “first of its form between two main aviation hubs in Asia,” the press launch stated.

Transport Minister S Iswaran stated the journey association reopens basic journey between Singapore and South Korea after some 20 months of disruption.

“That is one other milestone as we re-open Singapore’s borders, and resume air journey in a cautious and calibrated method,” Iswaran stated.

As a part of the settlement, vacationers should fly between Singapore’s Changi Airport and South Korea’s Incheon Worldwide Airport. Extra particulars might be introduced quickly, the transport ministry stated.

Native media additionally reported {that a} journey lane with the U.S. is being mentioned.

Singapore’s first vaccinated journey lanes allowed inoculated vacationers from Germany and Brunei to enter the nation with out quarantines.

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