Bus, flight ticket sales for Malaysia-Singapore VTL suspended until Jan 20

Khairy Jamaluddin

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KUCHING, Dec 22: The sale of bus and flight tickets under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Malaysia and Singapore has been temporarily suspended from Dec 23, 2021 until Jan 20, 2022.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this decision was made after taking into account the latest discovery of possible Omicron cases in Singapore though the patients had no travel history to other countries.

He said ticket sales for both buses and flights will reopen starting Jan 21, 2022 following risk assessments made based on the current Covid-19 situation in both countries, but the quota of tickets sold will be reduced by then.

For those who have already purchased the VTL tickets prior to this announcement and meet the conditions set, he said they could continue with their travel plans.

“Further information on the latest instructions for the temporary suspension of bus and flight ticket sales under the Malaysia-Singapore air and land VTL initiative can be referred to the Ministry of Transport Malaysia (VTL Air) and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (VTL Land),” said Khairy in a statement today.

Meanwhile, he also urged all travelers to be responsible and always abide by the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to reduce the risk of infection. — DayakDaily