Sales of bus, flight tickets for VTL Malaysia-Singapore resume today after temporarily suspended –Minister Khairy

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PUTRAJAYA JAN.21: The sales of bus and flight tickets for the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Malaysia-Singapore resume today with the capacity of 50 per cent for both mode of transportation after being temporarily suspended from 23rd Dec. 2021 until 20th Jan. 2022.

Minister of Health Khairy Jamaluddin said, the decision to reopen the VTL for both air and land is following the risk evaluation implemented by the Ministry of Health (MOH) based on COVID-19 situations in both countries.

However he said, passengers who have bought tickets for the journey after 20th Jan.2022 before the announcement of the suspension of the sales of tickets is made are allowed to continue their journey using the initiative following the quota that has been fixed before.
“The time line to increase the quota of ticket sales will depend on the risk evaluation that will be implemented from time to time by MOH.

“In line with MOH’s announcement on strengthening the existing measures on prevention and monitoring travellers from abroad including travellers who arrived at the international entry point of Malaysia via VTL initiative, travellers using VTL Malaysia-Singapore platform are advised to perform RTK-Ag test or speed antigen test (self) on the second, fourth and sixth day after arrival,” Khairy said in a statement here today.

Khairy added the RTK-Ag test or antigen speed test (professional) should be done on the third and fifth day after arrival. MOH also would like to propose all travellers should be responsible and adhere to the SOP.

“Travellers should perform COVID-19 tracing tests following the set instructions to know their self risk status and as such is able to reduce the infection risk to another individual.

“This is also to ensure the cross border travel involving the VTL Malaysia-Singapore scheme could be implemented safely,” Khairy reiterated. –Malaysia World News

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