Land travel between Malaysia and Singapore is expected to resume soon


According to the Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore, the Singapore-Malaysia vaccinated travel lane (VTL) for air travellers on November 29 is the first step toward restarting travel between the two nations shortly. According to Datuk Azfar Mohamad Mustafar, key Malaysian and Singaporean authorities are working on problems such as health, testing regimens, and cross-border processes.
“These are small concerns that I am certain will be resolved quickly,” he added, adding that restoring the land border was more difficult than restarting the VTL.
He warned that it would not be like pre-Covid-19 levels when around 200,000 to 300,000 people crossed the border every day.
“For starters, we’d need a regulated entry point. This entails reducing the number of passengers daily. “In an interview, he stated. He went on to say that, unlike previous cross-border travel schemes implemented during the Covid-19 epidemic, such as the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) and the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL), the land VTL would be appealing since it would not need both sides to be quarantined.
The PCA requires all visitors to serve a seven-day quarantine period at approved facilities or hotels upon arrival in Malaysia. In contrast, the RGL has been halted indefinitely owing to the Covid-19 incident.
“I think this would be simpler to manage instead of allowing people to drive their vehicles and motorbikes across the Causeway,” Dr Azfar said when asked whether it was true that the land VTL will be available to those utilising public transportation such as trains and buses as a first step.


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