KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Singapore are in talks over the reopening of borders through a dedicated air travel lane for vaccinated people, says Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.
The Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister said she would be meeting with Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister today to discuss the matter.
“We will iron out our plans for the travel lane through the discussion,” she told a press conference in Parliament yesterday.
Malaysia is looking to reopen its borders to foreign travel as early as December, with the standard operating procedure currently being prepared.
Langkawi will host the pilot travel bubble programme for international tourists starting Nov 15, as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Nancy also said that the plan to reopen tourism activities to international travellers in December would only be made after it was approved by the National Security Council (NSC).
“The Prime Minister will announce it if everything goes as planned,” she added.
The minister previously said that the pilot project in Langkawi would be a benchmark for the country to open more travel bubbles in other destinations based on the review by the NSC and Health Ministry.