Top News Singapore, South Korea to launch fast lane for essential business, official travel By TTG Asia / Posted on 3 September, 2020 14:00 Singapore and South Korea have concluded bilateral negotiations on a fast lane that will allow for essential business and official travel between the two countries from Friday (September 4). The agreement, which will have necessary public health safeguards in place, will help restore connectivity and support economic recovery, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a press statement on Wednesday. Singapore, South Korea agree on fast lane arrangement to facilitate essential travel; Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, South Korea pictured Eligible travellers will have to abide by the mutually agreed terms and prevailing public health measures in the respective countries, such as health safeguards in the form of 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. Operational details including the requirements, health protocols and application process will be published on the SafeTravel website by September 4. Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan and his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, welcomed the conclusion of the fast lane talks, when they spoke via telephone on September 2, said MFA. The ministers also reaffirmed the importance of bilateral cooperation to jointly overcome both countries’ common challenges amid the pandemic.