VTL: Malaysia-Singapore land route opens November 29

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Singapore are working together to launch the Complete Vaccine – Land Route (VTL -Land) on November 29.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in a statement said, the launch of VTL-Land is in line with the air route (VTL-Air) which aims to further enhance bilateral and economic relations between the two countries.

“Apart from the employees, VTL-Land will provide an opportunity for Malaysians and Singaporeans on both sides of the Causeway who have been separated from their families due to the COVID-19 pandemic to reunite with their loved ones.

“The VTL-Land initiative is being implemented to launch a non-quarantine cross-border movement that integrates health, security and immigration clearance protocols,” the statement was quoted as saying.

The PMO also informed that travelers allowed to participate in VTL-Land are Malaysian and Singaporean citizens including Permanent Residents as well as Malaysian and Singapore Long Term Pass holders.

Among the conditions set include travelers must be fully vaccinated and for children under the age of 12 who are not vaccinated, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has been fully vaccinated.

“Eligible travelers are subject to COVID-19 testing and detailed health requirements determined by their respective countries.

“Currently, VTL-Land will be limited to bus transport only as a control mechanism and other modes of transport will be listed in stages.

“The VTL-Land bus service designated to Singapore will use the Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal (Larkin Sentral) as the drop-off and drop-off center in Malaysia while the Queen Street Terminal (QST) as the drop-off and drop-off center in Singapore,” the statement said.

In fact, the PMO informed the governments of the two countries have also agreed to set a daily quota of no more than 1,500 travelers at the initial stage, by going to implement an increase from week to week.

Travelers who enter Malaysia using VTL-Land need to register at https://mysafetravel.gov.my/ while travelers from Malaysia to Singapore, need to register at https://go.gov.sg/vtl-portal .

This registration is mandatory before any ticket purchase is made.

Details on VTL-Land requirements can be found at https://www.miti.gov.my and https://www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/ .

-english translation -faizal

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