Sun, 16 Jan 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Travel across the bridge connecting Malaysia and Singapore as well as an air corridor opened on Monday after disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Traveling under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) will see quarantine requirements waived for fully vaccinated individuals, with other standard operating procedures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said talks are underway to increase the number of crossing points, including from the second bridge link, and to allow private vehicles to make the trip.

Currently, travelers may only take special busses to make the land crossing while air travelers are confined to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Singapore's Changi Airport.

The bridge link, or causeway, was one of the busiest crossing points in the world with hundreds of thousands from both countries crossing the link daily before the pandemic.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service

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