Singapore and South Korea to collectively launch quarantine-free journey for vaccinated vacationers


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 nations 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 an alternative, vacationers must take Covid-19 exams to make sure they don’t seem to be 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 common 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 must fly between Singapore’s Changi Airport and South Korea’s Incheon Worldwide Airport. Extra particulars will likely be introduced quickly, the transport ministry stated.

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

Singapore’s first vaccinated travel lanes allowed inoculated travelers from Germany and Brunei to enter the country without quarantines.

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