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Singapore's 'vaccinated travel lane' opens despite rise in COVID

New daily cases hit 13-month high, topping Indonesia on per-person basis

Singapore's Changi Airport: Singapore on Wednesday opened a new travel corridor that allows people fully vaccinated people to enter the country without quarantining.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore on Wednesday opened a new travel corridor that allows people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to enter the country without undergoing quarantine, a move the government sees as a crucial to its economic recovery.

The first flight under the quarantine-free scheme arrived in Singapore's Changi Airport late afternoon. Singapore Airlines operated the flight from Frankfurt.

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