Singapore to launch travel corridor for business travellers

Singapore is set to launch a new separated travel lane for business travellers on short-term stays in a bid to help recover the local tourism.

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Chan Chun Sing, the country's Minister for Trade and Industry, announced on December 15 via a post on his verified Facebook account that the special travel corridor, called the Connect@Singapore initiative, "will be open to a limited number of business, official, and high economic value travelers from all countries who are coming to Singapore for short-term stays of up to 14 days".
The applications for the programme will open in mid-January of 2021.
Participants will have to "stay at an appointed facility under the Connect@Singapore initiative, undergo regular routine testing and strictly observe all prevailing Safe Management Measures."
According to the Straits Times, there had been 16 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Singapore as of noon of December 15, taking the nation’s total to 58,341.

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