Singapore and Germany have agreed on a reciprocal green lane for essential travel, the first European country to have such an arrangement.
This will enable essential travel for business or official purposes via direct flights between both countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the German Federal Foreign Office said in a joint statement.
Operational details of the green lane, including the procedural requirements, health protocols and application process, will be announced at a later date.
Germany also announced yesterday that Singapore residents will be able to enter Germany again for short-term stays, without having to be quarantined on arrival.
This follows the European Council’s recommendation this week that member countries of the European Union gradually lift entry restrictions for Singapore residents.
Singapore also has travel arrangements with 10 other countries such as Malaysia and Australia, with varied restrictions.