Singapore and Australia are in talks to forge a quarantine-free air travel bubble which will facilitate cross-border travel between both countries.
Additionally, the two nations are also in discussions on the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates and resumption of travel with priority for students and business travellers, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement on Sunday (March 14).
MFA was responding to media queries following a report by The Sydney Morning Herald which said that plans for a two-way bubble between Singapore and Australia was underway. The report also stated that it could be possible for people from third countries to enter Australia via Singapore after completing a 14-day quarantine in the city-state.
“Australia is a key partner of Singapore in the region. We are in discussions on how to cooperate in opening our economies safely, taking into consideration the Covid-19 situation in both countries,” MFA said.
The ministry also stated that both countries are not in discussion on the concept of a quarantine centre or vaccination hub. It said: “Australian nationals can transit via Singapore without quarantining to return home if they travel on approved transit routes and if they comply with our public health protocols while in transit.”