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The South Korean Transport Ministry said yesterday (9 June) that the country is hoping to expedite travel bubble talks with Singapore and Taiwan to allow quarantine free travel for fully vaccinated people.
They are hoping for it to start as early as July.
They said that they are pushing to allow people who have taken 2 doses of the vaccine to go on group tours to countries with strong virus control measures in place, as well as being successful (relatively) at containing the pandemic.
The South Korean Transport Ministry added that talks are already underway with Singapore and Taiwan to sign a travel bubble agreement, and they are planning to reach out to other places such as Thailand and Guam as well, to discuss the possibility of reopening air travel.
An official said that the prospect of signing a travel bubble deal with Singapore is higher as they (we) have shown a lot of enthusiasm for such an agreement.
Singapore had previously planned to launch its first air travel bubble with Hong Kong in November last year, but plans were scuppered and postpones twice due to Covid-19 cases increasing.
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