Talks on universal approval of Covid-19 vaccine certification would be the first step forward in restoring quarantine-free travel or residential note, the Transport Ministry stated (MOT).
Motor Time’s reaction yesterday to the Straits Times was to develop these latest travel arrangements with countries and regions that have “actively monitored the pandemic through monitoring and checking, by tracing contacts and by social distancing steps.”
Vaccination is a new way to reduce the infection rate for Covid-19, said a MOT spokesperson.He noted that talks on vaccine certification at the International Civil Aviation Organisation and bilaterally will take some time because most countries have just recently begun vaccines and are looking into certifications.
“We will provide further updates at appropriate junctures when significant progress has been made with our partner countries or regions,” added the spokesman.
Tourism Minister Dan Tehan of Australia, on March 15, announced plans to visit Singapore to discuss the implementation of a digital passport system for vaccinations.
Although Germany and the US will soon be collaborating to establish their own vaccine passports, China carry out its vaccine passport in early 2011.
Minister of Transport Ong Ye Kung on Monday said that Singapore was considering Hong Kong’s plan to safely reopen borders.This follows his announcement on 12 March that bilateral passenger travel corridors from low to moderate rates of infection may occur for vaccinated passengers in the second half this year.
While the vaccines change the game, it must work together to recognise countries that are protected and have effectively handled the virus, such as monitoring, movement controls and other interventions, Mr Ong said during an interview conducted with Money FM 89.3.