SINGAPORE, VIETNAM AIM TO FINALIZE ‘GREEN LANE’ TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT BY EARLY NEXT YEAR
Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Tuesday said Singapore and Vietnam have agreed to “expeditiously conclude ongoing discussions” on a “green lane” agreement for essential business and official travel.
In a statement released by MFA it said that secretary Chee Wee Kiong and Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung have “tasked officials to finalize the green lane agreement by early next year”
The two countries are also seeking to reinstate regular commercial return flights between them.
“Singapore will be among the first few countries with which Vietnam will resume regularised essential business and official travel,” said MFA.
Since Oct 8, short-term visitors from Vietnam have been allowed to travel to Singapore after applying for an Air Travel Pass.