The Connect@Singapore initiative which was announced a couple of week’s ago is part of Singapore’s efforts to re-open its borders in a controlled and safe manner. This aims to facilitate essential business exchanges in the COVID-19 environment. In essence, business travel is returning to Singapore and many seasoned road warriors are very happy.
Singapore is a critical business hub for Southeast Asia
Under this scheme, a limited number of business, official and high economic value travellers from all countries will be able to enter Singapore for short-term stays of up to 14 days. For the entire duration of their stay, these travellers will be housed in a “bubble” within the appointed facilities. Travellers will have to present a valid negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test prior to leaving their home country, and obtain a negative result for a PCR test that is administered on arrival in Singapore. They will also undergo regular Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and are required to strictly observe all prevailing Safe Management Measures during their stay.
Applications for interested travellers will open in the middle of January 2021 and travellers will be able to arrive via the initiative by end January 2021. More information will be released in due course.
For more information on the application requirements, here is the STB link.