- Jun 30, 2002
To be fair, the NZ bubble requires the NZ government to come to the party with not requiring travellers from Australia to quarantine.
But to the rest of your point, a bubble with Singapore is entirely within the control of the Australian government. It could happen today if the government wanted it to - Singapore will already accept visitors (not just Singapore citizens and residents) who’ve been in Australia for 14 days prior without the need to quarantine.
If, for an example an Australian who normally lives in Europe, had returned to visit Australia for a month or two, they could do a stopover in Singapore (when returning to Europe) for a few days, provided they get a pass to enter SG, pay for test on arrival in SG and self isolate in a hotel for the 4-5 hrs it takes to get the test back.
A bubble between Singapore and Australia is going to require attitude changes in the Australian states. Unlike New Zealand, Singapore isn't following an elimination strategy.
I really don't know what the plan is to open up, as it is going to require an element of risk that people don't seem too keen on accepting.