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Malaysia-Singapore VTL Buses and Flights Fully Resume Operations

The government has agreed to fully open ticket sales for buses and flights under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Malaysia and Singapore.  

The permission to travel via land and air is in effect immediately in accordance with the max capacity of each bus and flight.

Minister of Transportation, Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong, said that ticket sales for flights are opened immediately for the earliest travelling.  

“Besides that, both countries are in further discussion to expand the VTL Air to Penang and Kota Kinabalu. 

“For that purpose, the Ministry of Transportation (MOT), via Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, is in the midst of preparing COVID-19 testing facilities along with other airport facilities.

“If all goes well, this will be launched as soon as possible,” he said in a statement today. 

As for VTL Land, Wee said that bus ticket sales will resume at once, however it is only applicable for journeys from February 22 onwards. 

“It is hoped that this initiative will benefit the people besides boosting the tourism sector and encouraging the economic growth of both countries.

“At the same time, all parties are reminded to remain vigilant in adhering to the set guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs),” he said. 

 

Rosli Mansor 

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