SINGAPORE: Travel bubble on the horizon?
Our Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt reports that re-opening between Singapore and Australia is in ‘rapid development’.
“I’ve met with Singapore [Health] Minister Ong Ye Kung only on Friday, and we were discussing precisely this: an expedited green-lane travel proposal for fully vaccinated travellers from Singapore. That’s under, I call it, rapid development,”Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt
3 Phases for international travel
According to Minister Hunt, there will be 3 phases:
- allow fully vaccinated Australians to return, and citizens to leave
- priority visa holders, (including students and priority workers) to return – details TBA
- allow fully vaccinated international travellers including tourists into Australia
Under the national reopening plan, priority visa holder entry will be capacity limited until Australia enters phase B of the plan after 70 per cent of the adult population is fully vaccinated.
Travel bubble’s between Singapore and other countries have had a chequered history. I think the Australia/Singapore bubble is close but will believe it when I see it.