Air and ground transport operators must adapt to latest VTL announcements, says Dr Wee

JOHOR BARU: All air and ground transport operators will be advised to adapt accordingly to the latest announcement on suspension of vaccinated taxiway (VTL), says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (Photo).

The Transport Minister said his Singaporean counterpart S. Iswaran contacted him on Tuesday December 21 to formally inform him of the island republic’s decision to temporarily impose limits on the number of VTL arrivals.

“This is due to the current Covid-19 situation there.

“Note that all travelers who already hold air or bus tickets for VTL and who have met the VTL requirements can continue to travel under the lane.

“We will continue to work closely with the Singapore Ministry of Transport as partners to ensure the development and sustainability of transport links between Malaysia and Singapore,” Dr Wee said in a Facebook post on Wednesday, December 22. .

He also shared a press release to inform more Malaysians of Singapore’s decision, which can be found here.

Dr Wee said air and ground transport operators would also be responsible for monitoring developments closely.

He reminded all passengers to strictly adhere to all health protocols stipulated by both governments for a safer journey for all.

The sale of bus and air tickets to Singapore under the VTL has been suspended from December 23 to January 20 following the island republic’s decision to freeze cross-border travel amid rising numbers of imported Covid cases -19.

On December 20, Singapore’s Ministry of Health issued a statement regarding a local Covid-19 cluster involving three positive cases.

Further testing showed that two of them might have the Omicron variant while the result of the other case was still pending.

All three had no foreign travel history.

On Wednesday, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said ticket sales from Malaysia to Singapore under the VTL would also be suspended for the same period.

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