Quarantine-free air travel between Penang and Singapore for the fully vaxxed from March 16
The Penang-Singapore VTL will commence with four flights per day, shared equally between participating airlines operating in Malaysia and Singapore.
6 days of Covid tests scrapped for some international travellers
This will apply to travellers arriving from abroad through the VTL programme with Singapore, the Langkawi International Tourism Bubble and the One-Stop Centre for short-term business visitors.
Malaysia, Thailand agree to travel lanes for the fully vaxxed
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob says this will help revive economic and business networks, especially in the tourism sector.
Health ministry to submit proposal on SOPs for border reopening soon
The matter is under close study given the high number of cases due to the Omicron wave.
Malaysia, Singapore in talks on expanding VTL to private vehicles
Singapore also says it is in talks to expand the VTL to Penang and Kota Kinabalu.
Ticket sales for quarantine-free travel to Singapore resume
However, ticket quotas will be halved for air and land travel.
Malaysia suspends ticket sales for quarantine-free travel to Singapore
This follows a similar move by Singapore to freeze all new ticket sales over the same period.
Govt planning to increase land VTL quota to 2,100 travellers each way
This will take effect on Dec 20, depending on the Covid-19 situation at that point.
More than 4,000 from Singapore entered Malaysia by land in first 5 days of VTL
This is about 60% of the quota allowed.
Malaysia-Singapore travel lanes to continue despite detection of first Omicron case
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says there is no need to panic as the current preventive measures have been effective in terms of curbing the spread of infection.
One Covid case detected as Malaysia-Singapore travel lane opens
A risk assessment is being conducted on those who travelled on the same bus as the individual to determine whether they need to be quarantined or subjected to other restrictions.
Malaysia-Singapore land border reopens for vaccinated travellers
Up to 1,440 travellers from each side can travel if they hold citizenship, permanent residency or long-term visas in the destination country, without undergoing quarantine.