Johor MB hopes number of people travelling through VTL-Land will bring crowd back to pre-Covid-19 times


ISKANDAR PUTERI: It is hoped that the number of people allowed to travel between Johor and Singapore through the Vaccinated Travel Land (VTL-Land) will return to pre-Covid-19 times in the next two to three months, says Datuk Hasni Mohammad.

The Johor Mentri Besar said that this would depend on the success of VTL-Land that would take effect on Monday (Nov 29) and compliance of standard operating procedures (SOP).

"We should be able to open up to the number that we used to have, about 200,000 to 300,000 a day. It depends on SOP compliance," he said at a press conference after launching the Johor Special Housing Project here at Gerbang Nusajaya on Saturday (Nov 27).

He added that he hopes the number of people allowed to travel across the Causeway through the VTL-Land would increase weekly.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his Singapore counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, would jointly open the long-awaited VTL-Land next Monday (Nov 29) to facilitate the movement of Malaysia and Singapore residents across the Johor Causeway.

Ismail had also said that both governments agreed on a daily quota not exceeding 1,500 travellers for each way of travel at the initial stage with weekly increase.

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