The Australian authorities will start on Jan.
“This means that in a few weeks Australia will receive tourists from two of its ten most important travel destinations,” said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a press conference in Rome during the G20 summit.
Morrison, who met with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong during the summit, argued that the deals “represent the billion-dollar boost the tourism industry has been waiting for”.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the agreement only applies to citizens of Singapore and not to those of other nationalities who use the country to reach Australia.
In Singapore, a country of more than five million people, 394 people have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and 82 percent of the population are fully immunized against the disease.
Asutralia, for its part, of 25 million people, has recorded nearly 1,700 deaths and fully vaccinated 65 percent of its population, according to Johns Hopkins University.