Singapore, South Korea conform to reopen journey in November – with a catch

Singaporeans dreaming of a vacation in South Korea will have the ability to make it a actuality subsequent month, with one hitch.

Only vacationers with proof of vaccination will have the ability to journey between the 2 nations beginning Nov. 15 below phrases introduced at this time. Through the so-called Vaccinated Travel Lane, vacationers should produce legit vaccination certificates from their house nation to fly between Changi and Incheon airports.

“Singapore and the Republic of Korea take pleasure in glorious bilateral relations, with sturdy people-to-people ties. I’m happy that each nations have agreed to collectively launch Vaccinated Travel Lanes that can re-open common journey between our two nations, which has been disrupted for the previous 20 months,” Transport Minister S Iswaran mentioned in an announcement.

There can be no quarantine, no restrictions on the aim of journey nor want for a managed itinerary, the ministry mentioned. But even these happening a buying run can be subjected to COVID-19 PCR exams.

This is the third bilateral journey association Singapore has made following Germany and Brunei, which started final month. South Korea is a high vacation vacation spot for Singaporeans, with 64 weekly flights carrying 1.6 million passengers yearly between the 2 nations earlier than the pandemic started, based on the Transport Ministry.

Much-ballyhooed plans to open a hall with Hong Kong languished and have been in the end placed on ice.

Similar to Singapore, South Korea is within the throes of its worst outbreak because the pandemic started, with each day infections exceeding 2,000. However, the loss of life charge has been low, averaging about 10 fatalities a day. 

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