Japan has joined the list of countries that will have a reciprocal green lane arrangement with Singapore. The reason for the implementation of this arrangement is to facilitate essential business and official travel between the two countries. This arrangement will be the first such framework that Japan will be implementing with another country. The arrangement will start on 18 September.
Similar to the other ongoing green lane arrangement, the requirements, health protocols, and application process. Other than this, there is also an ongoing talk between Japan and Singapore about the implementation of a “Residence Track” where there will be a special quota of cross-border travel by business executive and business professionals “.
The popular holiday destination, Phuket has delayed the reopening of their borders due to a virus case discovered recently. This infection was reported to be the first local infection in 100 days. Previously, Thailand planned to reopen the island of Phuket to foreign visitors in October but with the new case of the virus, it seems that the replanning is at hand. Currently, there is no information as to when the reopening will take place after this development.