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:
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.