Travellers between Singapore and South Korea can now sign up for a travel medicine pass which gives them access to medical services including pre-departure and on-arrival Covid-19 tests from Raffles Hospital, Singapore and Myongji Hospital, South Korea.
The partnership between Raffles Hospital – a wholly owned subsidiary of Raffles Medical Group and South Korea’s Myongji Hospital was launched to create a safe and seamless international travel experience.
Pass holders will get priority access to medical treatments at medical facilities operated by the two hospitals in the event of medical emergencies during their overseas travel.
To sign up for the pass, travellers leaving Singapore for South Korea book their pre-departure travel Covid-19 tests through Raffles Medical Group’s RafflesConnect app. Through the app, travellers can pre-book on-arrival Covid-19 tests at Incheon International Airport and access privileged service offered by Myongji Hospital. On arrival in South Korea, pass holders go to a Covid-19 test centre operated by Myongji Hospital. Medical support is from Myongji Hospital’s International Medical Centre, MJ Virtual Care Centre, and Emergency Medical Centre.
Under the accord, the two hospitals plan provide reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for people traveling between Korea and Singapore, actively respond to medical emergencies for travellers, and provide non-face-to-face treatment. The travel bubble allows free travel by waiving quarantine between countries that have secured an adequate quarantine management system.