Singapore and Japan announced the launch of a green lane from 18 September 2020 onwards for essential business and official travel for residents from both the countries in compliance with health guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a joint statement, the foreign affairs ministries of both the countries said that the Business Track arrangement will help restore connectivity and support economic recovery for both Japan and Singapore.
The Business Track will allow the safe resumption of cross-border travel and economic activity with the necessary public health safeguards in place, the statement said. These safeguards include pre-departure and post-arrival testing, as well as the need to adhere to a controlled itinerary for the first 14 days in the receiving country. The ministry added that the Business Track is mainly for short-term business travellers.
Travellers must accept extra quarantine measures, which include submitting and adhering to a schedule of activities in Japan. Operational details, including the requirements, health protocols and application process, will be published on the website of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Singapore’s SafeTravel website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/) by 18 September 2020.
Presently Singapore has safe travel arrangements with Brunei, China, Malaysia, South Korea, and New Zealand.