|Passengers have their body temperature checked at Changi airport in Singapore as part of COVID-19 prevention and control measures (Photo: VNA)
The two countries have successfully controlled the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risk of importation is low, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), noting that Vietnam had zero local COVID-19 cases over the last 28 days, while Australia (excluding Victoria state) has a virus local incidence rate of 0.02 per 100,000.
At the same time, Singapore will also update its travel advisory to allow travel to Australia (excluding Victoria State) and Vietnam, said CAAS. People visiting these two countries are advised to check the entry requirements imposed by those countries and take the necessary precautionary measures.
As of Wednesday, CAAS had approved 331 applications from the two countries, of which 136 visitors have arrived so far. None of them have tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival, said CAAS.