In a statement Singapore’s Trade Minister Gan Kim Yong said, the country plans on widening its quarantine-free travel program to include fully vaccinated persons from the United States and South Korea.
The development sees the financial hub attempting to cautiously reopen its borders.
In a statement on Friday, Singapore’s Transport Ministry said, fully vaccinated travellers can move between the city-state’s Changi airport and South Korea’s Incheon airport, after taking COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests from November 15, 2021; they will not be subject to quarantine restrictions.
Singapore has begun a similar program for visitors from Germany and Brunei in September and is working to include the U.S. by the end of this year.
“We have had successful pilots of Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) with Germany and Brunei,” said Trade Minister Gan Kim Yong. “We are now working on a VTL with the U.S. as soon as possible, and certainly before the end of the year.”
Vaccinated visitors who use these lanes can bypass quarantine requirements if their PCR test prove negative.