Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced on Saturday that Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) arrangements with Malaysia, Germany, South Korea will be suspended for three months from Monday (1 Feb).
MFA said: “The Government of Singapore regularly reviews its border measures to manage the risk of importation and onward local transmission of COVID-19 from travellers.”
“Given the resurgence of COVID-19 cases worldwide, the Government of Singapore will be suspending the Reciprocal Green Lane arrangements with Germany, Malaysia, and the Republic of Korea, for a period of three months beginning from Monday, 1 February 2021, 0001hrs.
“The Government of Singapore will review the Reciprocal Green Lane arrangements at the end of the suspension period. Travellers who have already been approved to enter Singapore under these Reciprocal Green Lanes can continue to do so,”
MFA notes that Singapore Government will continue to monitor the global situation and adjust border measures to manage the risk of importation and transmission to the community.
“Any changes to border measures will be updated on the SafeTravel website. Travellers are advised to visit the website to check for the most updated border measures,” it said.
Countries ‘ COVID statistics
Germany reported 12,799 cases on Friday, bringing the total to 2,207,393. It has seen a spike of cases since October last year.
Malaysia reported a record 5,725 new infections on Friday, taking the national tally to 203,933. It has been a state of emergency since 12 Jan in view of an alarming spike in reported daily COVID-19 cases.
South Korea reported 469 cases on Friday, taking the total tally to 77,395. It delayed the easing of social distancing measures in light of the surge of number of cases linked to Christian schools nationwide on Friday, reaching 344 infections in total in seven facilities.