Singapore to open borders for business travelers from all countries

Singapore’s Changi airport remains deserted during the pandemic

The Singapore government decided to established special travel corridors for a limited number of business, official and high economic value travelers from all countries as part of efforts to revive its key travel and hospitality sectors.

The initiative, called Connect@Singapore, will allow short-term business travel without quarantine to the city state for stays of not more than 14 days, with strict restrictions on the movements of visitors, according to a December 15 announcement.

Applications for the arrangement are open from mid-January 2021 for arrival from the second half of the month. Interested travelers should contact the Singapore embassy in their country.

Travelers who manage to get on a flight to Singapore may enter in pre-declared groups of up to five and will be transported from the airport to dedicated facilities, where they will remain throughout their time in Singapore and stay in the group.

Meetings only with floor-to-ceiling dividers

Each group is not allowed to mingle directly with local residents or other groups. However, travelers will be allowed to conduct meetings with local business partners or other contacts with floor-to-ceiling dividers separating them in place.

Individuals will have to present a valid negative Covid-19 test result before departing for and after arriving in Singapore. They will also be subject to regular testing during their stay, including antigen rapid tests on alternate days.

Singapore has spent billions of dollars in a bid to shield its economy from its worst-ever downturn and is trying to reopen international travel as it prepares to host the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of political and business leaders next year.



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Singapore's Changi airport remains deserted during the pandemic The Singapore government decided to established special travel corridors for a limited number of business, official and high economic value travelers from all countries as part of efforts to revive its key travel and hospitality sectors. The initiative, called Connect@Singapore, will allow short-term business travel without quarantine to the city state for stays of not more than 14 days, with strict restrictions on the movements of visitors, according to a December 15 announcement. Applications for the arrangement are open from mid-January 2021 for arrival from the second half of the month. Interested...

Singapore’s Changi airport remains deserted during the pandemic

The Singapore government decided to established special travel corridors for a limited number of business, official and high economic value travelers from all countries as part of efforts to revive its key travel and hospitality sectors.

The initiative, called Connect@Singapore, will allow short-term business travel without quarantine to the city state for stays of not more than 14 days, with strict restrictions on the movements of visitors, according to a December 15 announcement.

Applications for the arrangement are open from mid-January 2021 for arrival from the second half of the month. Interested travelers should contact the Singapore embassy in their country.

Travelers who manage to get on a flight to Singapore may enter in pre-declared groups of up to five and will be transported from the airport to dedicated facilities, where they will remain throughout their time in Singapore and stay in the group.

Meetings only with floor-to-ceiling dividers

Each group is not allowed to mingle directly with local residents or other groups. However, travelers will be allowed to conduct meetings with local business partners or other contacts with floor-to-ceiling dividers separating them in place.

Individuals will have to present a valid negative Covid-19 test result before departing for and after arriving in Singapore. They will also be subject to regular testing during their stay, including antigen rapid tests on alternate days.

Singapore has spent billions of dollars in a bid to shield its economy from its worst-ever downturn and is trying to reopen international travel as it prepares to host the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of political and business leaders next year.



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