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Malaysia-Singapore border reopens fully starting 1 April, no quarantine or Covid-19 test for the fully vaccinated

NewsMalaysia-Singapore border reopens fully starting 1 April, no quarantine or Covid-19 test...

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced that the borders between Malaysia and Singapore will reopen fully on 1 April as Malaysia begins its transition to the endemic phase.

However, to be able to enter Singapore, you must be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated travellers will be able to cross the border without undergoing quarantine and conducting a test upon arrival.

This will be applicable for both land and air travel between the two countries and there will be no daily quota. Land crossings will be exempted from pre-departure Covid-19 testing 48 hours before travel, but it is still required for air travel between the two countries.

In an joint announcement by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Long, Ismail said the strong relation and cooperation between Malaysia and Singapore will deliver a positive impact on the recovery efforts for the economy and well-being of the two countries.

Both prime ministers acknowledged that Malaysia and Singapore have shown encouraging progress, particularly in terms of the implementation of vaccination programmes and Covid-19 pandemic management for their respective populations.

At the moment, Singapore and Malaysia are offering quarantine-free travel through designated vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) which include flights between Singapore-KLIA and Singapore and Penang, as well as designated buses between Singapore and Johor.

Under the VTL, there’s a limited quota and travellers must book designated flights or bus tickets.

Meanwhile, unvaccinated travellers can still enter the country but they must undergo mandatory quarantine and testing. The Ministry of Health will share the full protocol on their website.

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