Malaysia-Singapore VTL to be Temporarily Suspended from 23rd of December
Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin announced that bus and flight tickets under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Malaysia and Singapore will be temporarily suspended from the 23rd December until 20th January 2022, in news reported from Bernama.
Decision Takes into Consideration the Singapore Health Ministry’s Discovery of Covid-19 Cluster
With three positive cases detected in Singapore, announced by the Singapore Health Ministry, on 20th December, the health minister was quick to act.
“Further test findings carried out found two of the cases showed the possibility of the Omicron variant while the result of other case is still pending. The three cases do not have any history of overseas travel,”
For travellers with VTL tickets, they can still travel if they meet the stipulated travel conditions.
According to Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddi, the VTL will reopen on 21st January if the risk assessment based on the COVID-19 situation in both countries indicating that it is safe to travel.
Jamaluddi also added that ticket quotas will be reduced, with potential visitors able to read more on the Malaysian Ministry pages for air and land VTL travel. He also called on all travellers to be “responsible and always comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) by taking COVID-19 tests randomly.”