Australia and Singapore are discussing a travel bubble which could allow for quarantine-free travel between the two countries by July. Reciprocal recognition of government-issued vaccine passports is also being considered.

The proposal would allow Australians to visit Singapore for work or leisure purposes without needing an exemption to Australia’s exit ban, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Thanks to its low rates of Covid-19, Australia is currently one of five countries eligible for the Singapore government’s Air Travel Pass scheme, allowing travellers to enter with few restrictions. 

Australians are required to purchase Covid-19 travel insurance, undergo PCR testing on arrival, and remain in self-isolation until they receive their results. The travel bubble could see some of these restrictions relaxed even further.

Meanwhile, for travellers departing the Lion City, fully vaccinated individuals could be exempt from Australia’s mandatory two-week hotel quarantine and ban on international visitors.

“Singapore is currently in discussions with Australia on the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates and resumption of travel with priority for students and business travellers,” said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.

“We are also discussing the possibility of an air travel bubble which will allow residents of Singapore and Australia to travel between both countries without the need for quarantine.”