Singapore-Kuala Lumpur air travel to resume in 3 weeks

The time has come. Malaysia will join the list of travel destinations for Singapore’s vaccinated travelers this month. 

Vaccinated travelers can book flights to Kuala Lumpur starting Nov. 29 as announced today in a joint statement by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. 

“Given the significant progress that both countries have made in vaccinating their respective populations and managing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Ministers agreed that it is timely to progressively resume cross-border travel between both countries, in a safe manner,” the statement read.

Under the so-called Vaccinated Travel Lane, travelers will not be required to serve quarantine. For those entering Singapore, they are required to test negative twice on COVID-19 tests before departure and upon arrival at Changi Airport.

Lee said in a separate statement today that reopening borders would “help revive our economies, restore people-to-people ties, and strengthen our bilateral partnership.”

But traveling to Malaysia on land by coach, car and foot will have to wait. Plans to reopen borders across the Causeway and the Second Link bridges to Johor Bahru “in the near future” are underway, Lee added.

Singapore has designated more than 10 countries under the travel scheme including South Korea, Australia, and the United States.

Malaysia has reported an average of 4,000 daily cases while Singapore had more than 2,000 daily infections logged in the past week. Over 85% of Singaporeans have been vaccinated while Malaysia is behind at 75.2%.

Other stories you should check out:

Singapore, South Korea agree to reopen travel in November – with a catch
US: Avoid unnecessary travel to Singapore
Singapore-Australia flights to resume Nov. 23: Qantas

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