By Mei Kuan
A Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta travel corridor via air route for the purposes of official affairs, commerce, medical and humanitarian affairs is initiated for implementation in early 2022.
The suggestion was agreed upon by both Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo at Bogor Palace during the second day of Sabri’s official visit to Indonesia.
According to the live broadcast on the Facebook page of the Prime Minister’s Office today (November 10), the travel corridor will connect Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta via air route as a beginning while other low-risk destinations will be added later.
“Prioritising fully vaccinated travellers, it will involve mutual recognition on vaccination certificates and standard results of COVID-19 PCR screening tests,” Sabri explained.
The initiative is aimed to facilitate the resumption of movement by citizens of both countries while stressing on safe reopening of borders in order to balance between protecting lives and livelihood.
“The President and I hope that the initiative can be finalised and start being implemented in early 2022,” he expressed.
The 3-day trip which commenced yesterday also marks his first visit out of Malaysia as the Prime Minister.