Scott Morrison to discuss Singapore travel bubble with Australia.
As Scott Morrison touches down in Singapore on Thursday, hope is brewing that a new Australia and Singapore travel bubble could be on the cards.
The Prime Minister stopped in Singapore on his way to the UK for the G7, where discussions on COVID-19 recovery and opening the world back up after the pandemic will feature strongly – especially conversations around travel bubbles.
Following the travel bubble with New Zealand in April, the Morrison Government indicated more arrangements with countries like Singapore might be on the cards.
But since then, Singapore has struggled to contain its latest COVID outbreak, however, the option is due to be discussed again in the coming days.
It is understood the Singaporean Government, which is keen to restart the tourism industry that contributes so strongly to the nation’s economy, has put forward a number of proposals for Singapore travel bubbles, including one with Australia.
Both countries now have certification systems that allow people to easily carry and display proof of vaccination, something that is hoped to speed the process up.
Qantas chief executive Alan Jones has indicated such certificates or “vaccination passports” would likely be required by the airline for all international passengers.
Mr Morrison is due to speak to Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, before jetting off to Cornwall for the G7.
There he will speak to Boris Johnson, Joe Biden, Angela Merkel and other leaders.
Trade and Tourism Minister Dan Tehan has indicated travel bubbles with the US and the UK, which have vaccinated 40 and 70 per cent of their adult populations respectively, were also being considered by the Government.
Atlas Bar: Singapore’s Best Bar?
One reason why we really need a Singapore travel bubble is so we can enjoy some of the best bars in the world and more specifically Atlas Bar – which might just be the best of the best in Singapore.
Firstly, let’s just take a minute to take this in.
The Art Deco-inspired bar features more than 1,300 types of gin in a 26-foot tower.
From London dry gins from as far back as 1910, or the best of modern craft gins from the far corners of the world – there is a gin for every taste, occasion and some. You are guaranteed to have a unique and no doubt your best gin experience at Atlas Bar.
Also not to be sneezed at, Atlas also have over 250 labels of champagne on offer as well with one of Asia’s great Champagne lists.
Read more: Atlas – Is This Singapore’s Best Bar?
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