Singapore-China to Open Essential Travel Corridor in June for Business and Official Purposes

Singapore and China plan to reopen essential travel for business and official purposes between the two countries early next month, they said in a joint statement on Friday.

The so-called "Fast Lane arrangement" will be first applied between the Southeast Asian city-state and six Chinese provinces and municipalities - Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang - before being gradually expanded.

"Both sides agreed to explore the increase of air links between the two countries for the Fast Lane," the statement said, adding that COVID-19 prevention and control measures would be in place.