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Singapore-Malaysia land VTL to be launched on Nov 29, travellers must take designated bus services


Travellers who arrive in Singapore by way of different means other than the designated bus services will be subjected to prevailing border management measures, which embody serving a seven-day stay-home discover, mentioned PMO.

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Travellers coming into Singapore must have remained in Malaysia, every other VTL or Category I nation or area as recognised by the Singapore Government, and/or Singapore within the final 14 consecutive days earlier than arrival in Singapore.

Such travellers must additionally take a look at damaging in a legitimate pre-departure COVID-19 antigen speedy take a look at (ART) or polymerase chain response (PCR), inside two calendar days earlier than departure for Singapore. These exams must be taken at a laboratory or centre that’s accredited or recognised by the Malaysia Ministry of Health. 

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Children aged two years and under within the calendar yr will not be required to endure these exams.

Travellers additionally must be totally vaccinated, and unvaccinated kids aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by a vaccinated grownup.

All travellers are required to submit the SG Arrival Card with Electronic Health Declaration by way of the ICA web site or by the SG Arrival Card cell software that may be downloaded at no cost.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, Malaysia has but to announce additional particulars on entry for travellers by way of the land VTL.

PROGRESSIVE EXPANSION OF LAND VTL

The land VTL will be additionally rolled out in a “safe and calibrated manner”, mentioned PMO. 

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Singapore and Malaysia purpose to progressively increase the land VTL to embody more travellers, together with basic travellers, taking into consideration the general public well being scenario, added PMO.

Both international locations may also work in the direction of restoring journey by Tuas Second Link. 

“Singapore and Malaysia have a long-standing, broad and multi-faceted relationship. Our bilateral trade, investment and tourism ties are robust, and our people share a close affiliation with each other,” mentioned PMO.

“COVID-19 has disrupted the people-to-people connection and separated families in the two countries for many months.”

Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong famous that the launch of the VTLs between Singapore and Malaysia will enable employees from each international locations to journey residence to reunite with their households after many months.

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“We are starting the VTL (Land) in a safe and calibrated manner, so that we can progress smoothly. We seek the understanding of workers who may not be able to purchase a bus ticket to travel home immediately due to limited capacity in the initial phase of the launch,” added Mr Gan.

“We will continue to work with Malaysia to expand the VTL (Land) arrangement to more travellers in the coming weeks.”

A beforehand introduced VTL between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) may also start on Nov 29.


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