Australia and Singapore to Create New Travel Bubble

Australia and Singapore have agreed to build a quarantine-free travel bubble between the two countries similar to Australia’s pre-existing one with New Zealand. Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with Singapore leader Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday on his way to the G7 summit to be held in Cornwall, U.K. The two PMs committed to resuming two-way cross-border travel “when the public health situation in both countries permits,” according to a joint statement. “There is still some time before we reach that milestone,” Morrison told reporters in Singapore. “But there is nothing impeding us getting on with the job of putting systems in place that will enable such a bubble to emerge between Singapore and Australia.” Defence Minister Peter Dutton said he hoped the travel bubble can open “as soon as possible”. “It’s not going to happen tomorrow, but let’s work toward it as quickly as we can,” he told the Nine News …

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