KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Malaysia and Singapore will collaborate to launch the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) on 29th Nov.2021 which includes the launch of the VTL-Land coinciding with VTL-Air that will enhance further bilateral economic relations between both countries.
Prime Minister Datuk Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, apart from the 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.
He said, the VTL-Land initiative aims to facilitate quarantine-free, seamless cross-border movement integrating health protocol, security, and immigration clearance.
“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,” Ismail said in a statement here today.
The Prime Minister added, eligible travellers will be subjected to COVID-19 testing and further health requirements determined by respective country. Currently the VTL-Land will be limited to only bus transportation as a control mechanism and other modes of transportation will be included in stages.
Meanwhile the Singapore-bound designated VTL-Land bus services will use Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal (Larkin Sentral) as the boarding and disembarkation port in Malaysia whereas Queen Street Terminal (QST) as the boarding and disembarkation point in Singapore.
Ismail added, both governments have agreed for a daily quota not exceeding 1,500 travellers at the initial stage with weekly increments.
He said, travellers coming into Malaysia using the VTL-Land need to register at https://mysafetravel.gov.my/ while travellers from Malaysia to Singapore are required to register at https://go.gov.sg/vtl-portal. This registration is compulsory before any purchase of ticket is made. Details on the VTL-Land requirements can be found on https://www.miti.gov.my and https://www.saffetravel.ica.gov.sg/. –Malaysia World News.