‘Billion dollar boost’ as travel lane opens up between Australia and Singapore

A vaccinated travel lane will open with Singapore from November 21 giving Australia’s tourism sector a “billion dollar boost”.

Singaporeans will be allowed to travel to Australia to those states and territories that have opened up to international travellers without quarantining, with New South Wales and Victoria expected to be the first to do so.

Singapore is Australia’s sixth largest market for overseas visitors, with the latest announcement following news of Australia opening up travel again with New Zealand for vaccinated travellers.

“This is another significant milestone in our step-by-step approach to safely reopening to the world that we outlined in the national plan,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

“This means within weeks Australia will be welcoming tourists from two of our top ten travel destinations.

“This is the billion dollar boost that Australia’s tourism industry has been waiting for.”

Singapore Tourism Board said they “thrilled” to see the resumption of travel between Australia and Singapore

“We know Aussies are avid travellers and can’t wait to travel overseas, so we hope this will encourage them to make plans to visit Singapore as soon as they can,” said Oliver Chong, executive director Oceania of the Singapore Tourism Board.

“Australia has been a close and long-standing trade and tourism partner for Singapore. We are confident that this Vaccinated Travel Lane will be warmly welcomed by everyone as we continue to move towards a safe and calibrated reopening of our borders.”