Singapore and Indonesia will be establishing a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) between both countries to enable cross-border travel for essential businesses and official purposes.

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The announcement came via the Ministries of Foreign Affairs from both countries on Oct 12.

The RGL will also be referred to by Indonesia as the Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA).

Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan and Indonesia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno L.P. Marsudi “recalled their discussion in August 2020 on the importance of strengthening mutually-beneficial cooperation in overcoming common challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the resumption of essential travel while safeguarding public health and safety in both countries,” according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

Indonesian citizens as well as Singapore citizens and residents are eligible to apply under the RGL or TCA.

The travellers will have to abide by the Covid-19 prevention and public health measures mutually agreed by both countries.

Applications will open on Oct 26 and travel will commence soon after.