- May 9, 2009
Sounds like SG-China will open up first before SG-xx.For “essential” business travel some negotiations going on with Singapore apparently .... sounds like it could be reliant on rigorous testing ... be interesting to know if AU government is interested or not ...
The thing with sterile corridors is that all countries joined by that corridor need to be 'sterile'. So AU-SG may be okay, but once it becomes AU-SG-CN, or AU-SG-USA, or AU-SG-IT etc, it will contaminate the entire corridor, as folks in theory can travel anywhere within without scrutiny.
It's difficult to tell another country who they can or can't open up to, so would think if SG did that, AU would then close off borders with SG again.
The other consideration with SCs that it seems to be driven by economic factors rather than health. For example, there are SG-CN corridor discussions. And in Europe, Austria wants to open with DE/CH, but no mention of SI where C19 has almost been eliminated. There is nothing 'sterile' about that.