Singapore and Malaysia will launch a land vaccinated travel lane (VTL) across the Causeway from next Monday (November 29).
The land VTL will be rolled out “in a safe and calibrated manner”, said Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Wednesday.
In the first phase, travellers will have to use designated VTL buses. The scheme will be open to citizens, permanent residents or long-term pass holders of the country that they are entering. This is to give priority for those who have been working in either country to visit their families, said PMO.
Singapore prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, said: “Malaysia is Singapore’s closest neighbour and the two countries share deep and warm relations. The Causeway was one of the busiest land borders in the world before the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted our cross-border activities. The launch of the VTL (Land) is a big step towards reconnecting our people and…