Singapore welcomes talks with Hong Kong on resuming cross-border travel

Sep 14, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE - The Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong said on Thursday the Republic welcomes talks with Hong Kong on the gradual resumption of cross-border travel between the two sides.

On Tuesday, Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau said the city had sent letters expressing interest in a "Travel bubble" to 11 countries, including Singapore.

On June 3, Singapore and China announced details of a "Fast lane" or "Green lane" agreement for travellers from both sides to fly into each other's countries without serving a quarantine period of up to 14 days.

General travellers from New Zealand and Brunei started arriving in Singapore from Tuesday, while a Reciprocal Green Lane with the latter was announced on Sept 1.

On Sept 2, a "Fast lane" for essential business and official travel between Singapore and South Korea was announced.