Singapore also opens up to Travel Pass

SINGAPORE will also allow passengers traveling to the island state to share pre-departure Covid-19 test results with airlines and immigration staff upon arrival Ising the IATA Travel Pass using from May as the south east Asian nation takes steps to reopen its borders.
“As we work to safely rebuild the Changi air hub, we will continue to explore other solutions that can provide similarly secure and verifiable means of sharing health certificates for safe international travel,” Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Director-General Kevin Shum said, referring to the country’s Changi airport.
With coronavirus cases in the city-state under control, the focus has swung to vaccinations and reopening borders. With Singapore having no domestic market to speak of, international travel is vital to the economy and Singapore Airlines’ financial prospects.
The nation is also exploring mutual recognition of vaccination certificates with several countries and regions, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament. These initiatives could be physical or digital and will need to be temper-proof and verifiable, he said.
“Singapore will continue to holistically evaluate the Covid-19 situation in various countries and regions and explore the possibility restoring air travel when it is safe to do so,” Minister Ong said. “And we have been proactively doing so given the importance of our global connections.”

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