Vaccinated Singaporeans and Malaysians will be able to call home next week and become friendly again by land.
Vaccinated travelers will be able to cross the causeway connecting Singapore and Johor, Malaysia by bus from Monday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced today the day after the photo. “Dry run” Open to the public at the Johor checkpoint by Malaysian Minister Kylie Jamaldin. According to Singapore’s announcement, nearly 3,000 people travel by bus each day and are allowed to enter the two areas without quarantine.
“Causeway was one of the busiest borders in the world before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted cross-border activities,” Lee said in a statement. “The launch of VTL (land) is a major step towards reconnecting our people and the economy and will further strengthen our bilateral relations.”
Travelers will have a negative COVID-19 test result prior to departure and will need to obtain another test result upon arrival in Malaysia. No testing on arrival is required in Singapore.
Two bus operators, Transtar Travel and Handal Indah, were used to transport travelers across the causeway. Transtar focuses on the route between Singapore’s Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange and Johor Bahru’s Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal. Handal Indah travels from Singapore’s Queen Street Bus Terminal. Each operator is allowed up to 32 round trips a day, with up to 45 passengers on each bus.
Bus tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning. Tickets from Singapore are S $ 15 for adults and S $ 8 for children. Tickets from Malaysia are RM20 for adults and RM10 for children.
Singapore closed the causeway in March 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of Malaysian workers were stranded in Singapore, some forced to sleep on the streets.
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