Hopeful holidaymakers listen up!
The Singaporean and Australian governments are in talks to allow quarantine-free travel bubble between both countries this summer.
If it comes into effect, it would mean that residents in both countries could travel freely between the two. It has been reported that a COVID-19 vaccination is vital for travel and the travel bubble will happen in July 2021. This means that Singapore will be the first country that Australia establishes international travel with since they closed their borders last year.
At present, travellers wanting to visit Singapore must apply for a COVID-19 covering travel insurance (which is hard to get), complete bundles of paperwork and apply for a free Air Travel Pass (ATP) before arrival.
Equally, you would be out a fortune between hotel quarantines, COVID-19 testing on arrival at Changi airport, and private transfers since it is forbidden to stay with friends or family.
However, Australia has indicated that their vaccination programme will not be finished by July, demonstrating that the bubble will be more favourable to inbound travellers. Consequently, Australians desperate for a holiday might be left disappointed.
We will bring you the latest news on this as it is reported. It´s incredible news but word of advice, don´t count your chickens before they hatch!