If you haven't already read about the vaccinated travel lane (VTL) arrangement, here's a TL;DR. With the VTL arrangement, it is now possible for fully-vaccinated Singapore residents to travel, quarantine-free, to countries within the arrangement. Each destination country has its own requirements for admitting travellers, but we have a handy guide here to cover the various considerations that Singapore residents should be aware of before they book a holiday trip.
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Brunei has imposed an entry ban on all foreign visitors, including transit passengers, from 24 March 2020 until further notice. However, foreign visitors seeking to enter Brunei must receive prior approval from the Brunei Department of Immigration and National Registration.
As emergency workers continue to search for survivors after Mount Semeru erupted in Indonesia, relatives desperately wait for news of their loved ones. "I just hope he will be found, even just his body," says a man whose son is missing. Fresh hot ashes continue to spew days after the first eruption, hampering rescue attempts.
Black influencers are paid less than white influencers in the United States. According to a study, the pay gap between white influencers and influencers of color is 29%. The difference rises to 35% between white and Black influencers.
South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co said on Wednesday it planned to invest 40 billion rupees ($530 million) to launch six electric vehicles in India by 2028, making a clean driving push in a country with some of the world's most polluted cities. Hyundai, India's second largest carmaker, will launch affordable and premium electric models including sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and sedans, starting with its first electric vehicle (EV) in 2022, said Tarun Garg, director sales and marketing for Hyundai Motor India. "We want to be a key contributor to the EV story in India," Garg told Reuters.
The United Arab Emirates is slashing its official working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend to Saturday and Sunday in a major shift aimed at improving competitiveness, officials said on Tuesday.
India’s largest medical association calls for immediate action to stem new cases, although experts say it is unlikely the country will ever witness scenes as bad as during May’s delta-driven second wave
Germany’s incoming chancellor Olaf Scholz acknowledges the challenge of handling the coronavirus pandemic, with the new Omicron variant taking hold over the world, as he signs the coalition deal that paved the way for him to form a government.