Back in May 2020, we shared news of the possibility of a Malaysia-Singapore travel bubble
. Two months after that, it was reported that cross-border travel between the two countries was set to be 17 August 2020
. It's been quiet since then but as of two days ago, it seems as though the cross-border travel plans are back on track!
According to New Straits Times
, a meeting between Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan have led both governments to recognize each other's Covid-19 vaccination certificate.
This will help to facilitate future cross-border travel for the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) that allows Malaysian and Singaporean travellers to cross the borders for business and official purposes.
Besides the Reciprocal Recognition of Vaccine Certificate between the two countries, other details such as health protocol and application process for entry and exit will be further deliberated down the line.
While the beginning discussions for essential travel between both countries have kicked off, we hope it will extend to leisure travel soon! If you're planning to visit Singapore or Malaysia once the borders reopen, here are some articles to inspire your next travel plan.