Johor hopeful for border reopening with Covid-19 vaccine drive

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor government is hoping that the ongoing vaccination in Malaysia and Singapore will lead to the reopening of the border between the two countries this year.

Johor tourism, youth and sports committee chairman Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi said the state government has made the "necessary preparations" and is ready to receive travellers from the neighbouring country.

“This matter is under the purview of the Federal Government through the Foreign Ministry and the Singaporean government.

“Discussions are still ongoing, especially in terms of the safety and the security of the people travelling between both countries. I can’t elaborate further than that.

"From our view, we hope that the current vaccination programme carried out by both the Malaysian and Singaporean governments will give hope to the reopening of our border this year, ” he said.

He said this after visiting the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) at the Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (KSAB) in Gelang Patah here on Monday (March 8).

One of the reasons for his visit to KSAB, said Onn Hafiz, was to send the message that Johor is ready to welcome all travellers.

“Our immigration and our borders are ready to receive people from abroad.

“There are 29 upgrading projects in KSAB worth RM40mil, with the remaining 20% of work still in progress. The projects are expected to be fully completed by this year, ” he said, adding that the main objective is to ensure the comfort of travellers using the service in the CIQ.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Next In Nation

Momentum builds on vaccine rollout
‘Onus on bosses to register workers’
Muhyiddin performs tarawih prayers with Batu Caves residents
Mcd S'pore to connect M'sian families via 'My Happy Table'
MGC appreciates RM4mil allocation for Sikh community
Cop killed after motorcycle skidded, crashed at Penang Bridge
Hishammuddin: Rohingya issue should be dealt properly to avoid further influx of refugees
Covid-19: SJK(C) Yuk Chai among 19 schools ordered to close in Petaling district
Agong congratulates two M'sian students for excelling in ACCA
Sabah's first sugar factory, aquaculture project to create 1,000 direct job opportunities

Stories You'll Enjoy