Singapore adds Australia, Vietnam green lanes

TD Editor

Starting October 8, Singapore will lift border restrictions with Vietnam and Australia, excluding Victoria state.

According to Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), both countries have successfully controlled the spread of COVID infections. Vietnam had zero local Covid-19 cases while Australia (excluding Victoria state) had a low virus incidence rate of 0.02 cases per 100,000 people.

Singapore initially put up green lanes with Brunei Darussalam, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, and South Korea as the country bids to revive its tourism and travel markets.

Visitors from Australia and Vietnam will be able to apply for the Air Travel Pass for entry into Singapore from Thursday. The Air Travel Pass will enable travellers’ short-term travel, including leisure travel. This is in contrast to reciprocal green lane arrangements, which are usually for essential business and official travel.

Travellers must test negative upon arrival and download the TraceTogether app for the duration of their stay. Meanwhile, Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders returning from Australia (excluding Victoria state) and Vietnam will be able take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Singapore will continue to lift border restrictions with other countries as they manage COVID-19 infections within.

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