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KUCHING, Nov 24: The Malaysia and Singapore governments will be launching the vaccinated travel lane (VTL-Land) on Nov 29, after more than 95 per cent of the adult population in both countries have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The Prime Minister’s Office in a statement today said both governments have agreed to set a daily quota of 1,500 travellers initially and the number of travellers would be increased weekly.
The office said the launching of VTL-Land was in line with VTL-Air, which is aimed at increasing the bilateral economic cooperation between the two countries.
Travellers who are allowed to participate in VTL-Land include Malaysians, Singaporeans, permanent residents and Malaysian and Singapore’s long-term pass holders.
Travellers must be fully vaccinated and for children below the age of 12 who are not vaccinated, they need to be accompanied by parents or a guardian who has been fully vaccinated.
The Prime Minister’s Office said those who are eligible will depend on the Covid-19 swab test and the detailed health requirements of the respective countries.
At the moment, the VTL-Land is limited to bus services as a control mechanism while other modes of transportation will be listed in stages.
The Prime Minister’s Office said the VTL-Land for bus services to Singapore will start at the Larkin Sentral Bus Station in Johor, which serves as a centre for passengers to board and alight in Malaysia, whereas the Queen Street Terminal in Singapore will be the centre for passengers to board and alight in Singapore.
Registration is compulsory before the purchase of any bus tickets.