Singapore and Malaysia to facilitate cross border travel

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mr Muhyiddin Yassin have agreed to allow cross border travel for certain groups of people.

They agreed to implement two measures, the first being a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) which is meant for people travelling for essential business and/or official purposes. This group of travellers will have to comply with public health and covid-19 measures. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that the measures are still being discussed.

The other measure is the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA), this allows Singapore and Malaysia residents holding long term immigration passes for business and work purposes to return to their countries for home leave.

Both prime ministers acknowledge that they have to mutually agree on health protocols and measures to be taken to safeguard the health and safety of both countries’ citizens. The MFA have stated that both leaders have ensured that their officials are working swiftly on the details of both the RGL and the PCA.

Whilst this is ongoing, we can expect there to be further discussions to gradually facilitate more travel for other groups of people in both countries.

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