Additionally, the Malaysia-Singapore Green Lane Reciprocal Scheme (RGL) will be suspended temporarily, starting 13 May 2021.

Malaysia’s Health Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah, on 10 May, announced that travellers entering Malaysia from Singapore, under the two nations’ Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA), must undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine at its government-approved facilities with effect from Thursday (May 13).

This is an update to its previously implemented guidelines that required incoming PCA travellers to serve a seven-day Home Surveillance Order and undergo a COVID-19 test.

Apart from the new quarantine measures, the Malaysia-Singapore Green Lane Reciprocal Scheme (RGL) will also be suspended temporarily, starting 13 May 2021. With that, Singaporeans looking to enter Malaysia for business purposes must thus use the One Stop Center (OSC) channel provided by the Malaysian Development Authority (MIDA).

This announcement comes after Malaysia listed Singapore as one of several countries that have reported the spread of Variant of Concern (VOC) SARS-CoV-2—like South African variant B.1.351, United Kingdom variant B.1.1.7, Brazilian variant B.1.1.28 (P1), India variant B.1.617.1—in its community.

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