Singapore is in discussion with several countries â€“ Germany, Australia, Canada and South Korea â€“ to set up pilot programmes for vaccinated business travellers to enter Singapore, said trade and industry minister Gan Kim Yong to Bloomberg News.
The pilot will most likely focus on business travel, but Gan shared that the government is also looking at the possibility of leisure travel to countries with lower infection rates. Pilot trips could potentially have organised itineraries with visits to specific places, and be run with tour groups.
Singapore is currently on track to reach 80 per cent vaccination rates by early September, and currently, restrictions for vaccinated individuals such as dining in and returning to the office have been eased.
The government has also indicated that it is also looking into reopening its borders, but to do that, the community will need to first have reasonable safe management measures in place.