Kuala Lumpur: Following difficulties due by the Covid-19 outbreak, travel via the Malaysia-Singapore bridge as well as an air corridor reopened on Monday. Before the epidemic, the bridge link, or causeway, was one of the busiest crossing points in the globe, with hundreds of thousands of people from both countries using it on a daily basis.
According to sources, Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who is in Singapore on an important visit, stopped by the causeway as part of a ceremony to commemorate its reopening under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL).
"Malaysia and Singapore have a close, immediate relationship that is extremely important to both countries. For our two countries, more active multidimensional engagements and much stronger cooperation are unquestionably the way forward "In a joint press conference with his Singaporean colleague Lee Hsien Loong, he stated. "This is also critical for our contact of collaboration in carrying out effective and meaningful recovery efforts, so that our countries emerge stronger from the catastrophic effects of the Covid epidemic," he said.
Currently, only special buses are available for land travel, while air travel is limited to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Singapore's Changi Airport. Quarantine restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals will be removed under the VTL, and additional standard operating procedures will be in place to prevent the spread of Covid.