Bilateral travel corridors could open for vaccinated passengers in the second half of 2021: Ong Ye Kung

Vaccinations need to work in tandem with testing, movement restrictions, identifying countries that have controlled the virus


BILATERAL travel corridors for vaccinated passengers from places with low to moderate infection rates may well happen in the second half of this year, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung on Friday as Singapore continues to explore ways to open up its borders and revive air travel.

In an interview with Money FM 89.3, Mr Ong said stay-home notices (SHNs) and other quarantine measures will kill travel. Singapore, he added, needs to find ways to get rid of such requirements, a point he also made last week during the debate on his ministry's budget. "Nobody is going to come to Singapore and stay for 14 days," he told radio DJ Elliott Danker.

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