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Going places: What you need to know about the Singapore-Malaysia VTL

The program covers both land and air travel. 

Several steps were outlined by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority in its implementation of the announced Singapore-Malaysia Vaccinated Travel Lane.

The same process is applicable for the two modes of travel covered under the VTL, namely, land- and air-based. 

Non-Malaysian work permit holders in the Construction, Marine Shipyard or Process Sector, and Worker Permit holders staying in dormitories, however, are not covered under the VTL. 

Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders do not need to apply for entry via VTL. Despite this, however, all travellers must apply with the requirements stated in the traveller checklist. 

The process, however, differs for work permit holders & short-term visitors, as applicants must apply between 3 and 60 calendar days before their date of departure. Vaccinated travel passes attained through this method are valid for up to 13 calendar days from the date of entry. 

Children aged 12 and below, and are unvaccinated, do not need to apply.

Documents required for the process include proof of vaccination, proof of tickets,  medical insurance for short-term visitors, monitoring of Covid-19 status, a pre-departure Covid-19 test, health declaration, and updating of passports for immigration clearance. 

Those who depart from Singapore can also return via land or air, with them needing to fulfil all relevant inbound VTL criteria.  
 

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