ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Coronavirus

Singapore eyes September border easing once vaccine rate hits 80%

City-state considers swapping two-week isolation with 'rigorous testing regime'

People walk past a deserted food court in Singapore: The city-state recently tightened social distancing requirements following a flare-up of COVID-19 cases.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore is looking at relaxing its border rules this September, by which time around 80% of the country's 5.7 million people should have received two doses of coronavirus vaccines.

The city-state's Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, who co-chairs a special COVID-19 task force, explained the government's thinking in a parliament session on Monday.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more