By Mei Kuan
A Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport will be launched from November 29, enabling fully vaccinated travellers to travel between Malaysia and Singapore and be subjected to COVID-19 tests in lieu of serving quarantine.
The matter was announced via a joint press statement by Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong which was posted on the Facebook page of the Prime Minister’s Office today (November 8).
“The VTLs are another important milestone in the longstanding Malaysia-Singapore cooperation. 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 health and safety of our people from COVID-19,” Sabri highlighted.
“I look forward to the effective implementation of this travel scheme, adding to those we have already developed previously to facilitate movement of people and goods between Malaysia and Singapore,” he added.
Meanwhile, Lee expressed his happiness that both 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.”
According to the press statement, detailed discussions are also ongoing on similar vaccinated travel schemes such as to reopen travel across the Causeway and the Second Link.