On Tuesday, the government of Singapore said, it will open a new segregated travel lane for a limited number of officials, businesses, and high economic value travelers from all countries.
The move is part of efforts to revive its key travel and hospitality sectors.
The island nation has sunk in billions to shield its economy from the coronavirus-induced COVID-19 pandemic and is trying to reopen international travel as it prepares to host the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of political and business leaders in 2021.
International travelers are scheduled to arrive from the second half of January with the opening of the new lane; it will be applicable to the above mentioned categories who are coming for short-term stays of up to 14 days, said the ministry of trade and industry in a statement.
The move complements other arrangements that Singapore has taken for business travelers.
Under the arrangements, travellers will have to stick to strict health and testing protocols, and will need to stay within a “bubble” at segregated facilities. While travelers will be allowed to meet local visitors, there will be floor-to-ceiling dividers separating them.