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Both countries are also discussing reopening travel across the Causeway and the Second Link, taking into account the public health situations in both Singapore and Johor.

Singapore and Malaysia are set to launch a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport from 29 November 2021 (Monday).

This comes following a call between Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Malaysia's Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on 8 November (Monday).

In a joint statement, the Prime Ministers said under this VTL, fully-vaccinated individuals will be able to travel between Malaysia and Singapore, and be subjected to COVID-19 tests in lieu of serving quarantine or Stay-Home Notice.

In a Facebook post, PM Lee said: "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"

The leaders are also discussing reopening travel across the Causeway and the Second Link, he added. "We look forward to launching a similar VTL scheme between Singapore and Johor in the near future," taking into account the public health situations in both areas.

PM Ismail Sabri called this move "another important milestone in the longstanding Malaysia-Singapore cooperation."

He added: "I look forward to effective implementation of this travel scheme, adding to those we already have developed previously to facilitate movements of people and goods between Malaysia and Singapore."

According to Singapore's SafeTravel website, Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) applications for Short-Term Visitors and Long-Term Pass Holders will commence on 22 November 2021; returning Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who are fully vaccinated will not need to apply.

More details will be disclosed soon.

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Lead image / PM Ismail Sabri's Facebook (left pic) and PM Lee's Facebook (right pic)

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