According to a joint government press statement, Singapore and Japan will begin a reciprocal “green lane” for business and official travel, September 18 onwards.

Measures will include pre-departure and post-arrival testing and a controlled itinerary for the first 14 days in the receiving country.

Travellers who are eligible with negative Covid-19 tests will not have to self-isolate for 14 days.

This “green lane” is the first of its kind between Japan and any other country. It has been opened with the idea of restoring connectivity and beginning economic recovery for both the countries.

“There have been great business needs for travel between Japan and Singapore, such as in areas of finance and logistics. It will be an important step forward as Japan gradually resumes international travel,” said Toshimitsu Motegi, Foreign Minister of Japan.

Japan is also in talks with Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, New Zealand and South Korea to ease travel restrictions.

Singapore has earlier established travel corridors with Brunei Darussalam, China, Malaysia, New Zealand and South Korea.;