JOHOR BARU: Malaysia and Singapore will reopen their mutual border after more than a year with a special Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Changi Airport from Nov 29.
"Given the significant progress that both countries have made in vaccinating their respective populations and managing the Covid-19 pandemic, the Prime Ministers agreed that it is timely to progressively resume cross-border travel between both countries, in a safe manner.
"Malaysia and Singapore will launch a VTL between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Nov 29," Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong said in a joint statement on Monday (Nov 8).
The statement said that Ismail Sabri and Lee Hsien Loong spoke over the phone on Monday.
The two Prime Ministers recognised that Covid-19 had disrupted people-to-people connections between the two countries and separated families for many months.
Under the VTL, fully-vaccinated travellers will be able to travel between Singapore and Malaysia, and be subjected to Covid-19 tests in lieu of serving quarantine or a stay-at-home Notice.
The border between the two countries has been closed since March 18, 2020.