Singapore, Indonesia agree to launch green lane for essential business and official travel

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Indonesia have agreed to set up a reciprocal green lane (RGL) for essential business and official travel between both countries.

Applications for the RGL will open on Oct 26 and travel will start soon after, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Monday (Oct 12).

The agreement comes less than two months after MFA said on Aug 25 that Singapore and Indonesia planned to

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Singapore, Indonesia to Start Green Lane for Some Travel

(Bloomberg) — Singapore and Indonesia will establish a reciprocal green lane for travel between both countries, according to a joint statement from Indonesia and Singapore’s ministries for foreign affairs.



a group of people standing around a luggage carousel at an airport: A traveler, wearing a protective face mask, wheels a suitcase inside Changi Airport in Singapore, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The impact of coronavirus is already being felt across the Asian continent, where leisure and business travel contributed $884 billion to gross domestic product in 2017, the most recent year for which data has been compiled by the World Travel and Tourism Council.


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A traveler, wearing a protective face mask, wheels a suitcase inside Changi Airport in Singapore, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The impact of coronavirus is already being felt across the Asian continent, where leisure and business travel contributed $884

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Claudia Schiffer given green light to convert part of mansion into luxury pet accommodation

Claudia Schiffer is converting part of her mansion into luxury accommodation for her dogs.



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Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn

The 50-year-old supermodel has been granted planning permission for her pet property project, which will be welcome news for her pooches, German shepherd Rollo and her spaniels Flash and Frank.

According to plans obtained by the Daily Mail newspaper, Claudia and her film director husband Matthew Vaughn will

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Future of travel in question amid empty green list and unfinalised EU system

The future of Ireland’s travel guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic remain unclear as the country’s green list will approve no countries from Monday and the finalisation of an EU-wide traffic light system remains under discussion.

Yesterday saw the announcement that the four remaining states on the list allowing a quarantine exemption for incoming travellers will expire from midnight on Sunday, as Covid-19 case figures soar across Europe.

The Department of

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Major Green List update sees Government advise against all non-essential foreign travel

All non-essential foreign travel will officially be discouraged from Monday after a major Green List update.

There are now zero countries on the list, which sets out the countries from which Irish people can travel back without needing to quarantine.

The latest data shows that the rate of cases in all countries is now too high, and the Government is asking Irish tourists to avoid non-essential travel.

The four countries

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Host Hotels Sees Green Shoots of Recovery in July & August

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3 “Strong Buy” Healthcare Stocks With Major Catalysts Approaching

It can happen in a New York minute. We are talking about the massive gains certain healthcare stocks are able to notch in what feels like a split second. Unlike names from other areas of the market, earnings results don’t paint the full picture. Rather, other factors like clinical trial data or regulatory decisions can be more useful in determining

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‘ABC Travel Green Book’ aims to redefine Black tourism in a modern way

Wanderluster Martinique Lewis has achieved a holy grail of sorts: She turned her passion for travel into a full-blown career.



a person standing in front of a cake: Experience Real Cartegena is dedicated to showing visitors an authentic story of the Colombian city.


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Experience Real Cartegena is dedicated to showing visitors an authentic story of the Colombian city.

Lewis, who works as a content creator and diversity consultant, noticed a lack of diversity in the travel industry and grew determined to change the status quo. Travel publications and companies

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Green Party leader vows Government will spend one million a day on green travel



Eamon Ryan wearing a suit and tie: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan (Julien Behal/PA)


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Green Party leader Eamon Ryan (Julien Behal/PA)

The Green Party leader has vowed that the Government will spend at least one million euro every day on walking and cycling infrastructure.

Eamon Ryan told his party’s national convention on Saturday that the Government needs to give climate change the same urgent response as the pandemic has received in recent months.

Mr Ryan said: “In the upcoming budget

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Live Green: The River Gem Bed and Breakfast

POCOMOKE CITY, MD- Located near the Pocomoke River, stands The River Gem Bed and Breakfast. Even though this inn is a historic house, the owners are dedicated to keeping Delmarva healthy. This week on Live Green, Meteorologist Sloane Haines spoke to Mona Margarita, one of the innkeepers, about their green practices.

Being a historic house can offer challenges to being green.

“We also have an roof that’s flat at the

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Big City Mayors Around the World Want Green Stimulus Spending in the Aftermath of Covid-19

This story is part of a collaboration between InsideClimate News and The Nation as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. The piece below focuses on cities; to read how green recovery spending can impact rural areas, click here.

Trillions of dollars are on the table, as governments around the world seek to dig out from the economic crater caused by the

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Green Africa and FCMB Form Strategic Partnership to Boost Air Travel

LAGOS, Nigeria, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Green Africa, Nigeria’sLagos-based value airline, has formed a strategic partnership with First City Monument Bank (FCMB), a leading financial institution in Nigeria. Revenue collected from all Green Africa customer sales transactions will be exclusively domiciled at Green Africa’s operating account with FCMB. Upon commencement of pre-sales in early 2021, FCMB will provide Green Africa with access to up

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Here’s why I’ve chosen green living

I used to work as a travel and lifestyle writer for various publishers. I was flying about 30 times a year all over the world, staying in hotels with gold-plated taps and drinking from a mountain of plastic water bottles as I hopped from country to country.

When I hit 30 I had a “what am I doing moment” and became more aware of environmental issues. I started to become

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Coronavirus: Singapore, Brunei launch green lane for essential travel, applications open from Sept 1, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Essential travel between Brunei and Singapore has been made possible following agreements by both countries to establish Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) facilities at both ends.

Applications open on Tuesday (Sept 1), with travellers required to observe some restrictions including controlled itineraries, a negative Covid-19 test prior to the trip and a swab test on arrival at their destination.

In a joint statement, Brunei’s Foreign Affairs Ministry and Singapore’s

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Singapore and Japan to launch ‘green lane’ for business, official travel on Sep 18

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Japan will launch a “reciprocal green lane” to facilitate essential business and official travel between the two countries on Sep 18, their foreign ministers said on Friday (Sep 11) in a joint press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

“The business track, which will be launched on Sep 18, 2020, will facilitate essential business and official travel for residents from both countries,” said the

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Singapore and Indonesia mull essential travel ‘green lane’ | News

Singapore and Indonesia will begin discussions over a “green lane” for essential travel between the two countries. 

Noting the “strong business links” between the neighbours, Singapore’s foreign affairs ministry says the green lane should “allow for essential travel to gradually resume in a manner that would safeguard public health and safety in both countries”. No further details were given, however. 

The move came after Indonesian foreign affairs minister Retno Marsudi

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Tourism Malaysia targets Q1 2021 for ‘green travel bubbles’ with Asean neighbours



several people waiting for their luggage at an airport: Tourism Malaysia director-general Datuk Musa Yusof stated that he is hopeful that cross-border travel for leisure will begin in stages sometime in the first quarter of 2021, provided the Covid-19 situation in Malaysia remains under control. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon


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Tourism Malaysia director-general Datuk Musa Yusof stated that he is hopeful that cross-border travel for leisure will begin in stages sometime in the first quarter of 2021, provided the Covid-19 situation in Malaysia remains under control. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — Tourism Malaysia is considering travel bubbles as a means to bolster the floundering local tourism industry badly hit by

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Coronavirus: Singapore, Brunei set up green lane for essential travel, Singapore News & Top Stories

Essential travel between Brunei and Singapore has been made possible following agreements by both countries to establish reciprocal green lane facilities at both ends.

Singapore currently has similar arrangements in place with China and Malaysia, and is discussing adding other countries, including Japan, to the list.

Such tie-ups are a critical part of the Republic’s strategy to slowly revive air travel so that more economic activities can resume.

Applications for

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Singapore and Indonesia to begin discussions on ‘reciprocal green lane’ for essential travel: MFA

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Indonesia are set to begin discussions on a “reciprocal green lane” to allow essential travel to gradually resume, said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Tuesday (Aug 25).

Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi agreed that both countries should work closely together to strengthen public health cooperation, enhance economic growth and investments, deepen financial cooperation and facilitate safe travel, said

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Elsah’s Green Tree Inn wins award

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UK parks and free public gardens: readers’ travel tips | Parks and green spaces

Winning tip: Menai marvel, Bangor

Treborth Botanic Garden in Bangor, north Wales, is owned by Bangor University and sits beside the beautiful Menai Strait at the gateway to Anglesey. The Wales coastal path passes through, and it is very popular with locals and visitors alike. It has not only stunning outside areas, including a Chinese garden, but also glasshouses (though these are still currently closed to the public). An army

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