Malaysia, Singapore in talks over dedicated travel lanes, says minister

Malaysia, Singapore in talks over dedicated travel lanes, says minister

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri addresses members of Parliament in Kuala Lumpur October 28, 2021. — Bernama pic

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 ― The government plans to set up special vaccinated travel lanes for those who travel between Malaysia and Singapore to facilitate cross-border travel between the two countries.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said discussions on the matter involving several ministries from both countries were underway.

She said once approved, the establishment of the special vaccinated travel lanes would be announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“Other ministers will also discuss with their counterparts from Singapore, in order to ensure then goes ahead smoothly.

“…we will also bring up this matter in the National Security Council (NSC) meeting,” she told a press conference at the Parliament Building today.

Singapore has opened up quarantine-free travel with conditions to vaccinated tourists from several countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, Nancy said all tourism industry players were ready to receive foreign tourists and would ensure that all the standard operating procedures set by NSC are strictly complied with. ― Bernama

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