Transport Ministry: Ticket Sales For Land And Air Malaysia-Singapore VTL Resumes
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On 16 February, the Transport Ministry announced that ticket sales for land and air Malaysia-Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) have been approved to resume with immediate effect. According to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong, bus travel may only resume from 22 February onwards.
“Based on the current risk evaluations and with approval from the Ministry of Health (MoH) Malaysia, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) wishes to announce that the sale of bus and airline ticket under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Malaysia and Singapore will be fully resumed with 100 per cent capacity for both land and air travel, effective immediately,” he said.
Meanwhile, discussions to expand the air VTL to Penang and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah between the Malaysian and Singaporean governments are still ongoing. “In this regard, MoT together with Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad is in the midst of preparing the necessary Covid-19 screening facilities and other related facilities to make these new VTL initiatives a success,” he added.
Previously, the VTL programme for land and air travel was initiated by both countries on 29 November 2021, but was then put on temporary suspension of ticket sales on 23 December 2021 due to the rise in Omicron cases.