Australia will allow fully-vaccinated travelers coming from Singapore to enter the states of New South Wales and Victoria without having to quarantine from Nov. 21. The move follows Singapore announcing on Oct. 26 that it would start the quarantine-free entry for visitors arriving from Australia as well as Switzerland on Nov. 8, adding to a list of about 10 countries with which it has so-called vaccinated travel lanes.
“The quarantine-free travel arrangements will commence on Nov. 21 for Australian states and territories that are ready,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement Monday. The arrangement “will be available for fully vaccinated Singaporeans traveling from Singapore who present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.”
Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan also wrote about the Australian plan on his Facebook account, saying it was particularly good news for Singaporean students enrolled in universities in the two states as they’d be able to resume their studies there.
This means within weeks Australia will be welcoming tourists from two of the top 10 travel destinations.