Australians were free to travel overseas without prior approval from the country’s federal government from last Monday (November 1, 2021).
Sydney) and Melbourne will be open to Singaporean visitors starting November 21 for those who have been completely vaccinated. The standards for Singaporeans to enter Australia are, however, a little unclear to some.
Step by step, Australia will reopen the world’s doors to properly vaccinated Singaporean citizens in November as part of our safe reopening.
Australian states and territories ready for quarantine-free travel arrangements will begin on November 21 for Singaporeans who have been completely vaccinated and provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.
The agreement was revealed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Rome after a meeting with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
In November, “Australia will open its doors to properly vaccinated Singaporean tourists,” Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared.
According to the National Plan, this is another key milestone in our step-by-step process of safely reopening to the outside world. “
It comes on the heels of this week’s declaration that visitors from New Zealand with proof of current vaccination can return in October.
A few weeks from now, we’ll be receiving visitors from two of our top ten destinations, which is great news for Australia. Australia’s tourism industry has been waiting for a billion-dollar boost like this for a long time.
In “step-by-step fashion,” “everything we know and love about Australia is returning to normal.”
Senator Marise Payne, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women said “this arrangement was in response to Singapore’s recent decision to allow fully vaccinated Australians to enter the country”.
“Australians and Singaporeans each have a large expat community. Minister Payne noted that the long-term cooperation between the two countries has been beneficial to both”.
“COVID’s excellent management in each of our countries shows the strength of our friendship and our ability to agree on this early step towards normal travel”.
“The resumption of flying between Singapore and Australia will present excellent chances to move forwards as we continue our shared regional recovery from the pandemic.”
Deputy Minister Dan Tehan said this was the next logical step in reopening the world to trade, tourism and investment.
“Our international tourism rebound is only beginning”, according to Minister Tehan. “Australia remains a popular, world-leading destination,” he stated.
Visitors from Singapore will be welcomed back with open arms by Australian tourism operators and the sector’s 660,000 workers. “
Our National Plan’s achievement and the resilience of our recovery are demonstrated by quarantine-free arrivals.”
Details of arrangement include:
- Singaporeans must depart from Singapore to be considered eligible
- No requirement to have spent 14 days in Singapore prior to travel
- No requirement for quarantine upon arrival to Australia
- Arrangements will commence from 21 November with participating jurisdictions including New South Wales and Victoria.