Singapore and South Korea to launch fast lane travel for essential business and official trips on 4 September. 

According to a statement by Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, fast lane travel is open to residents in Singapore and the ROK who need to make essential business or official trips between both countries.

Eligible travellers will have to abide by the mutually agreed terms and prevailing public health measures in the respective countries, including: 

  • Health safeguards in the form of pre-departure and post-arrival testing
  • Adhering to a controlled itinerary for the first 14 days in the receiving country

Operational details including the requirements, health protocols and the application process will be available on the SafeTravel website by 4 September 2020.

After speaking on the telephone yesterday (2 September), both Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Kang Kyung-wha shared that they are looking forward to the launch of the fast lane. 

Both ministers welcomed the conclusion of bilateral negotiations on a fast lane for essential business and official travel between Singapore and the ROK, which will help restore connectivity and support economic recovery with the necessary public health safeguards.

The Ministers also reaffirmed the importance of bilateral cooperation to jointly overcome both countries’ common challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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