Singapore and Malaysia has reached an agreement to allow fully vaccinated people to travel via air and land between countries as the Covid-19 situation has stabilized and moving to endemic phase.
The agreement was made as the Singapore’s Minister of Health, Ong Ye Kung is having a working visit in Kuala Lumpur by the invitation of Malaysia’s Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin and posted the good outcomes of the meeting via a Twitter post.
Mr. Ong Ye Kung went on to say that would definitely assist in reestablishing people-to-people links that had been interrupted by COVID-19.
Malaysia and Singapore have a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) that has been launched on November 2021 and achieved agreement in place, which allows people who have been completely vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel back and forth.
Singaporean’s way to travel on Land VTL:
- Commute between Singapore and Johor Bahru by taking designated bus services across the Causeway.
Singaporean’s way to travel on Air VTL:
- Designated flights between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Under the VTL, fully vaccinated travelers from one nation are allowed to visit the other country without being quarantined, subject to Covid-19 testing and other restrictions set by the receiving country.
Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, has announced that the country’s borders will reopen on 1 April in order to revitalize the economy, particularly the tourism industry, which was heavily impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak.