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Singapore is exploring ways to safely open its borders, says transport minister Ong

Bloomberg10/6/2020 03:44 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Singapore is exploring ways to safely open its borders, says transport minister Ong
Changi will add a dedicated testing laboratory in the next few months as well, Ong said.
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Singapore is exploring ways to safely open its borders after the coronavirus outbreak led to record losses at the nation’s flag carrier and decimated traffic at Changi Airport.

A multiministry taskforce is studying how Singapore could let in more travellers and reviewing proposals by stakeholders and the public, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament on Tuesday. The city-state will accept visitors as long as they agree to testing and tracing, he said.

“The message we want to send to the world is this – Singapore has started to re-open its borders,” Ong said. “What is at stake is not just hundreds of thousands of jobs, but our status as an air hub, Singapore’s relevance to the world, our economic survival, and in turn, the ability to determine our own future.”

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