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Travelers between Singapore and Korea to be exempt from quarantine

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From Nov. 15, Korean citizens can travel to Singapore without having to complete a mandatory seven-day quarantine on their arrival as long as they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before their departure.  
 
Korea and Singapore agreed on Friday to such travel terms which is being deemed a Vaccinated Travel Lane, or more commonly known as a travel bubble. Singapore citizens will also be exempt from doing the mandatory 14-day quarantine when they travel to Korea.  
 
Citizens of both countries that are vaccinated with shots approved by the World Health Organization are eligible. Travelers will need to carry their vaccine certificate, a negative Covid-19 test result — within 48 hours before departure time for Korean citizens and 72 hours for Singaporeans — and travel insurance. Travelers will be tested again once they land.
 
Since both countries stopped visa-waiver for entries since April last year, travelers also need to prepare any necessary visa or travel documents. 
 
Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and Singapore Airlines currently operate direct flights.  
 
Koreans citizens wishing to visit Singapore should visit safetravel.ica.gov.sg to request a Vaccinated Travel Pass and upload their electronic vaccine certificate from Nov. 8.   
 
More details will be posted through the Korea Tourism Organization’s website, www.visitkorea.or.kr sometime next week.  
 

BY LEE SUN-MIN [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]
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