Singapore/South Korea travel corridor to start on Nov. 15

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Singapore and South Korea have agreed to establish a quarantine-free travel corridor for fully vaccinated travellers from November 15. 

Visitors will be subject to PCR tests for Covid instead of serving quarantine, or stay-home notices, the Singapore government said in a news release.

There will be no restrictions on the purpose of travel, or requirements for a controlled itinerary or sponsorship.

Before the pandemic, Singapore and South Korea were among each other’s top travel destinations, with 64 weekly air passenger services carrying 1.6 million travellers. 

“Singapore and the Republic of Korea enjoy excellent bilateral relations, with strong people-to-people ties. I am pleased that both countries have agreed to jointly launch Vaccinated Travel Lanes that will re-open general travel between our two countries, which has been disrupted for the past 20 months,” Singapore Transport Minister S. Iswaran said.

“Both Singapore and the Republic of Korea have made excellent progress in vaccinating our populations and the VTLs reflect the trust both countries have in each other’s ability to manage the COVID-19 situation. This is another milestone as we re-open Singapore’s borders, and resume air travel in a careful and calibrated manner.”