Singapore has halted Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) business travel agreements with Germany, Korea and Malaysia until May 2021.
Travellers who have already been approved for the RGL will still be able to enter Singapore. The government of Singapore said that the measure is in response to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases worldwide.
“The Government of Singapore regularly reviews its border measures to manage the risk of importation and onward local transmission of COVID-19 from travellers. The Government of Singapore will continue to monitor the global situation and adjust our border measures to manage the risk of importation and transmission to the community. Any changes to border measures will be updated on the SafeTravel website.”stated Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Lion City’s government suspended RGL agreements with Japan and Indonesia in January following blanket bans on foreign travellers imposed by the two countries.
The Periodic Commuting Arrangement with Malaysia, which caters to long-term immigration pass holders, remains unchanged for the time being.
Singapore continues to maintain the RGL for business travellers from Brunei and 6 cities in mainland China, namely Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang, according to a government website.