Singapore and South Korea announce bilateral vaccination lane

Aircraft Korean Air Lines Co. are on the runway at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

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SINGAPORE – No-quarantine travel between Singapore and South Korea will begin November 15 for vaccinated travelers, the city-state’s transport ministry said Friday.

The two countries have agreed to create a so-called “vaccinated travel lane” that will allow vaccinated travelers to enter Singapore from South Korea and vice versa without quarantine service. Instead, travelers will have to take tests for Covid-19 to make sure they are not infected with the virus.

The press release says it is “the first of its kind between two major aviation hubs in Asia.”

Transport Minister S. Ishwaran said the travel arrangement is resuming general travel between Singapore and South Korea after about 20 months of hiatus.

“This is another milestone as we reopen Singapore’s borders and reopen air travel in a careful and measured manner,” Iswaran said.

As part of the agreement, travelers will be required to fly between Singapore’s Changi Airport and South Korea’s Incheon International Airport. More detailed information will be announced shortly, the Ministry of Transport said.

Local media also reported that lane with the USA is under discussion

The first vaccinated travel lanes in Singapore allowed vaccinated travelers from Germany and Brunei to enter the country without quarantine.

– It’s a developing story. Please stay tuned.

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