Singapore is set to open a new travel lane for a limited number of official, business and high economic value travellers from all countries. The government made this decision in light to revive its key tourism and hospitality sectors.
After spending billions of dollars in order to shield its economy from its worst ever downfall, the country is trying to reopen and welcome international travellers as it also prepares to host the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering next year which includes business and political leaders.
The ministry of trade and industry said in a statement that the new travel lane will be open to those travellers who are coming for short-term stays of up to 14 days and that the first travellers will be able to use and arrive to the new lane from the second half of January.
This new lane will work alongside other arrangements that Singapore has with China, Indonesia and Germany for business travel.
Travellers from this new arrangement will need to stay within a bubble at certain facilities and will have to stick to strict health and testing protocols. For instance, travellers will be allowed to meet the locals but with floor-to-ceiling dividers between them.