Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Her Excellency Retno L.P. Marsudi spoke with Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Dr Vivian Balakrishnan via telephone. The Ministers reaffirmed the excellent and longstanding relations between Singapore and Indonesia. They recalled their discussion in August 2020 on the importance of strengthening mutually-beneficial cooperation in overcoming common challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the resumption of essential travel while safeguarding public health and safety in both countries.
In this context, the Ministers welcomed the conclusion of the negotiations between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore on the establishment of a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) between Singapore and Indonesia. The RGL will also be referred to by Indonesia as the Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA).
The RGL/TCA will enable cross-border travel for essential business and official purposes to resume between both countries. The eligible applicants for the RGL/TCA are Indonesian citizens as well as Singapore citizens and residents. These travellers will have to abide by the COVID-19 prevention and public health measures mutually agreed by both countries, including pre-departure and post-arrival COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab tests from mutually recognized health institutions.
Applications for the RGL/TCA will open on 26 October 2020 and travel will commence soon after. Operational details of the RGL/TCA including the procedural requirements, health protocols, and application process will be announced in due course.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Singapore
12 October 2020