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VTL-Land to be Launched Together with VTL-Air on November 29

By Mei Kuan

The Prime Minister’s Office announced today that the governments of Malaysia and Singapore are collaborating to launch the Vaccinated Travel Lane-Land (VTL-Land) on November 29, which coincides with the launch of the previously announced VTL-Air.

The VTL-Land is initiated to facilitate quarantine-free and seamless cross-border movement integrating health protocol, security and immigration clearance. 

“Apart from workers, the VTL-Land will provide the opportunity for Malaysians and Singaporeans on both sides of the Causeway, who have been separated from their families due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be reunited with their loved ones,” the press statement highlighted.

The following terms are outlined:

  • Travellers allowed to take part in the VTL-Land are Malaysia and Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents, as well as holders of Malaysia and Singapore Long-term Pass.
  • The travellers must be fully vaccinated and for unvaccinated children below the age of 12, they must be accompanied by vaccinated parents or guardians.
  • Eligible travellers will be subjected to COVID-19 testing and further health requirements determined by the respective countries. 
  • Currently, the VTL-Land will be limited to only bus transportation as a control mechanism while other modes of transportation will be included in stages.
  • The Singapore-bound designated VTL-Land bus services will use Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal (Larkin Sentral) as the boarding and disembarkation point in Malaysia, whereas Queen Street Terminal (QST) is the boarding and disembarkation point in Singapore.

“Both governments have also agreed for a daily quota not exceeding 1,500 travellers  at the initial stage, with weekly increments to be implemented,” the press statement added.

Travellers coming into Malaysia using the VTL-Land are required to register at https://mysafetravel.gov.my/ while travellers from Malaysia to Singapore are required to register at https://go.gov.sg/vtl-portal. Do take note that this registration is compulsory before any purchase of tickets is made. 

To learn more on the VTL-Land requirements, visit https://www.miti.gov.my and https://www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob expressed via his official Facebook page: “The government is confident that the launch of VTL-Land can reconnect the economy between Malaysia and Singapore, as well as strengthen the bilateral relations between both countries.”

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