by AZREEN HANI / pic by BLOOMBERG
SINGAPORE and Malaysia are finally able to restart cross-border air travel through the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), from Nov 29, says Singapore Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong.
Lee said he has spoken to Malaysian PM Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on the phone today on the launch of the VTL between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
“Singapore and Malaysia have made good progress vaccinating our populations and managing the pandemic. So we agreed that it is timely to progressively resume cross-border travel between both countries. This will help revive our economies, restore people-to-people ties, and strengthen our bilateral partnership,” Lee said on his Facebook post.
According to Lee, they also discussed the reopening travel across the Causeway and the Second Link.
“We look forward to launching a similar VTL scheme between Singapore and Johor in the near future,” he added.