SINGAPORE — From Thursday (3 September), residents in Singapore and the Republic of Korea who need to make essential business or official trips between both countries will be allowed to travel.
In a statement on Wednesday evening (2 September), Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said eligible travellers will have to abide by the mutually agreed terms and prevailing public health measures in the respective countries. These include health safeguards in the form of pre-departure and post-arrival testing, as well as the need to adhere to a controlled itinerary for the first 14 days in the receiving country.
Operational details including the requirements, health protocols and application process will be published on the SafeTravel website by Thursday.
According to MFA, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan spoke with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha via telephone on Wednesday.
The duo 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.
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