PUTRAJAYA DEC.22: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has decided to suspend temporarily the sales of bus and flight tickets for the two Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) initiatives between Malaysia-Singapore effective 23rd Dec.2021-20th January 2022.
Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin said, the decision was made following the latest development of three positive COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore. From the COVID-19 tests, two have shown the probabilities of Omicron variant while the result of the other case is still pending. The three cases have no history of travelling overseas.
Khairy added, on 20th Dec.2021the Singapore Ministry of Health had issued a media statement regarding a local COVID-19 cluster involving three positive cases.
On the other hand Khairy said, travellers who have bought the ticket for land and air VTL and has fulfilled the terms and conditions can continue the journey under the VTL initiative.
“The sales of bus and flight tickets for the two VTL initiatives will reopen on 21st January 2022 after the risk evaluation has been carried out depending on the current COVID-19 situation in both the countries.
“However the sales of ticket quota will be reduced from the current quota. Further details regarding the directives on the temporary suspension of the bus and flight tickets for the air and land VTL initiative between Malaysia and Singapore could be referred to the Malaysian Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Land VTL),” Khairy said in a statement here today. –Malaysia World News