Singapore and Japan will begin a reciprocal green lane for business and official travel on Sept. 18, according to a joint government press statement.

Safeguards will include pre-departure and post-arrival testing as well as a controlled itinerary for the first 14 days in the receiving country.

  • This is the first such framework that Japan will implement with another country, and will help restore connectivity and support economic recovery for both nations, according to the statement.
  • Operational details including the requirements, health protocols and application process will be published on the website of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Singapore’s SafeTravel website by Sept. 18.
  • Singapore had earlier established travel lanes with some other countries including Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and South Korea.