It's only been two days since both Singaporean and Malaysian Prime Ministers announced that the governments will launch a joint Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme together
. But, bookings for flights between these two countries are already spiking despite the lack of information on designated VTL flights
. Everyone is excited that starting Nov 29, Malaysian citizens and permanent residents won't need to undergo a quarantine period upon arrival in Singapore. If you're one of those who are already planning a trip to the island, then here are a few important information that you should know! ?
How to travel from Malaysia to Singapore under VTL
To be able to enter Singapore and not be subjected to a stay-home notice for 10 days, travellers must book a designated VTL flight and meet the VTL requirements. They also must be vaccinated with vaccines accepted by Singapore which you can find here
. You must also show proof of vaccination. Currently, only air travel is available under VTL which means land travel via the Causeway Link is not eligible for quarantine-free travel.
On top of that, Malaysians need to depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport only to arrive Changi Airport. If you're from different states, it is advisable to take a flight to KL or drive to the city's airport. As reported by CNA
, there will be six VTL flights daily between Changi and KLIA.
As for showing proof of vaccination, simply show your digital certificate on MySejahtera. Make sure to stay tuned to HHWT for updates!
2. Apply for Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)
Starting from 22 November 2021, visitors departing from Malaysia can apply for the Vaccinated Travel Pass and applications must be submitted between 7-60 days prior to departure. A VTP is valid for 6 days only from your chosen date of entry to Singapore. Also, the fee to apply for this pass is free of charge!
3. Take PCR test before departure
Vaccinated travellers under VTL are not required to serve a stay-home notice but they still need to take a PCR test two days before departure to Singapore. Upon arrival, they must show proof of a negative result and take another test before they are free to travel around the island if they test negative. You may take a PCR test anywhere in Malaysia as long as the hospitals and clinics are approved by the government.
4. Download TraceTogether app
Upon arriving to Singapore, visitors must download the TraceTogether app as this is the app used to trace close contacts in the country. must upload proof of vaccination from MySejahtera to the TraceTogether app via QR code. For more info on the app read more here
5. Heading back home
After a fruitful stay in Singapore, when you're planning to return to Malaysia, simply book a VTL flight and head home. Upon arriving at KLIA, you must undergo a PCR test and there is a fee that ranges between RM90 to RM370 for Malaysians.