Tuesday, November 30, 2021

No-quarantine deal for Malaysia-Singapore air travel from Nov 29

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong say they look forward to restoring travel across land links in the near future.

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Malaysia and Singapore will launch a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Changi Airport and KLIA from Nov 29 onwards, allowing fully vaccinated travellers to move between the two countries and be subject to Covid-19 tests instead of serving quarantine or stay-home notices.

In a joint statement issued by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, the leaders said they look forward to restoring travel across land links in the near future.

They said good progress had also been made in ongoing discussions on a similar scheme to reopen travel across the causeway and the second link.

“The VTLS are another important milestone in the longstanding Malaysia-Singapore cooperation,” Ismail said.

“The VTLs will allow travel as our two countries gradually reopen our borders responsibly by balancing the need to recover our economies while ensuring the safety and health of our people from Covid-19.”

Lee meanwhile said Singapore and Malaysia enjoy “warm and multifaceted relations”.

“I am very happy that both our countries are finally able to restart cross-border travel through the VTLs.

“This will help revive our economies, restore our people-to-people ties, and strengthen our bilateral relationship.”

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