Effective 21 January, there is a 50% reduction in ticket quota for both bus and flight capacity. That said, passengers who have already purchased tickets before the ticket sales were suspended will be allowed to continue travelling per the previous quota.

Following a risk assessment carried out based on the current COVID-19 situation in both countries, Malaysia's Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced today (Friday, 21 January 2022) that the sale of bus and flight tickets for the Malaysia-Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane (land and air VTL) will resume with immediate effect.

However, for now, the ticket quota sold starting today will be reduced from the existing quota, which is a 50% reduction in bus and flight capacity. That said, passengers who have already purchased tickets for travel dates after January 20 2022, before the announcement of the suspension of ticket sales was made, will be allowed to continue travelling using this initiative, according to the previously-set quota.

"The timeline regarding the increase in ticket sales quota will depend on the risk assessment that will be conducted from time to time on an ongoing basis by the MOH based on the current COVID-19 situation in both countries," MOH said in a statement.

Travellers using the Malaysia-Singapore VTL platform are reminded to stick to the prevailing testing requirements:

  • RTK-Ag test (self) on days two, four, and six after arrival;
  • RTK-Ag test (done by a professional) on the third and fifth day after arrival.

The MOH stressed the need for all travellers to be responsible and always abide by the instructions and SOPs that have been set.

Travellers must perform the COVID-19 detection tests according to the prescribed regulations in order to determine the risk status of oneself, and in turn be able to reduce the risk of infection to other individuals, it highlighted. This would also ensure that cross-border travel via the Malaysia-Singapore VTL scheme can continue to be implemented safely.

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