Singaporeans dreaming of a vacation in South Korea will have the ability to make it a actuality subsequent month, with one hitch.
Solely vacationers with proof of vaccination will have the ability to journey between the 2 nations beginning Nov. 15 below phrases introduced at the moment. By the so-called Vaccinated Journey Lane, vacationers should produce legit vaccination certificates from their residence nation to fly between Changi and Incheon airports.
“Singapore and the Republic of Korea take pleasure in wonderful bilateral relations, with sturdy people-to-people ties. I’m happy that each international locations have agreed to collectively launch Vaccinated Journey Lanes that can re-open common journey between our two international locations, which has been disrupted for the previous 20 months,” Transport Minister S Iswaran mentioned in an announcement.
There will probably be no quarantine, no restrictions on the aim of journey nor want for a managed itinerary, the ministry mentioned. However even these occurring a purchasing run will probably be subjected to COVID-19 PCR checks.
That 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 international locations earlier than the pandemic started, in keeping with the Transport Ministry.
A lot-ballyhooed plans to open a hall with Hong Kong languished and had been in the end placed on ice.
Much like Singapore, South Korea is within the throes of its worst outbreak for the reason that pandemic started, with each day infections exceeding 2,000. Nonetheless, the loss of life charge has been low, averaging about 10 fatalities a day.