Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to launch a vaccinated travel lane (VTL) between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport from November 29.
This was announced by Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a joint statement on Monday (November 8).
The reopening covers only air travel, and does not include land travel via the Causeway or Second Link.
“The prime ministers also look forward to restoring travel across the land links between both countries in the near future,” said the statement.
In a Facebook post, Lee wrote: “Singapore and Malaysia have made good progress vaccinating our populations and managing the pandemic. So we agreed that it is timely to progressively resume cross-border travel between both countries. This will help revive our economies, restore people-to-people ties, and strengthen our bilateral partnership.”
Under the VTL, fully vaccinated travellers will be able to travel between Singapore and Malaysia without having to serve quarantine or stay-home notice, and will only need to take a Covid-19 PCR test prior to departure and upon arrival.
Singapore had earlier announced VTLs with 13 other countries, including Australia, Switzerland, Britain and the US.