Singapore and Germany have agreed on a “green lane” allowing travel for business or official reasons in the last step of governments to reopen borders in the wake of the pandemic.
Residents of both countries will need to follow virus prevention and public health measures. Operational details, including health protocols and application processes, have yet to be announced.
The agreement could serve as a model for future agreements between Singapore and other countries in Europe.
As coronavirus cases ease in Singapore, it is working to reestablish travel links to help restart its economy and aviation industry.
Earlier this month, Singapore and Hong Kong announced plans to reopen their borders to each other for the first time in nearly seven months, but no specific date has yet been set.
This arrangement, which includes leisure travel, could begin with a daily flight between the two Asian financial hubs.
Singapore’s deal with Germany comes despite big jumps in infections in Europe’s largest economy, with health officials warning that the virus could get out of hand there.
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This notice was published: 2020-10-23 09:42:40