Dear Travellers, Travel & Media Partners,
In the wake of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), we would like to bring to your attention the latest updates on the travel situation in Malaysia:
Dear Friends of Malaysia,
We note that things were generally smooth as the border between Malaysia and Singapore reopened for the first time on August 17 since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March. The resumption of the cross-border travels is made possible after two countries agreed for the implementation of Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Green Lane (PCA).
The RGL facilitates travel for essential business and official purposes while the PCA allows the two countries’ citizens who hold long-term immigration passes (for business and work purpose) to return home for short-term leave.
Under RGL, travellers from all nationalities for example, must have remained in Singapore for at least 14 days before departure to Malaysia. They are allowed to make single-entry essential travel to Malaysia for a maximum two-week period of stay and the eligible quota for RGL is 400 per-week.
Travellers should monitor their health status before leaving Singapore and will bear the cost of COVID-19 PCR test besides need to install, register and activate MySejahtera mobile application before departure.
Meanwhile, under PCA, citizens and permanent residents of Singapore who hold Long Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) for business or work in Malaysia, should work at least three consecutive months in this country before returning to Singapore for short-term home leave.
The PCA which offers 2,000 eligible quota per-day, should be applied by employers for their employees via MyTravelPass online application with a copy of valid LTSVP and passport as well as the letter of appointment.
Since the online applications for both RGL and PCA were opened from August 10, we glad to know that these quotas have been filled up for the first three consecutive days (August 17, 18 & 19)!
As of August 18, there is an increase in the number of COVID-19 recoveries in Malaysia, totalling to 8,902 in which it represents 96.56% of the total positive cases. The total number of COVID-19 fatalities, however, remained at 125 cases or 1.36% of the total confirmed cases.