A land vaccinated travel lane (VTL) between Singapore and Malaysia will open on Monday (Nov 29) through the Causeway, Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced on Wednesday.
Travelers will be required to use designated VTL bus services during the first phase of the land VTL. Travellers have to be citizens, permanent residents or long-term pass holders of the country they are entering.
In order to give priority to those who have been working in either country, said the PMO, those who have visited their families must have worked there.
DESIGNATED BUS SERVICES
There will be 32 land VTL designated bus services entering each country per day, with a maximum capacity of 45 “fully seated” passengers per trip. That means the daily quota for the land VTL scheme will be about 2,900 travellers in total, with 1,440 passengers each way.
The designated services will be operated by two companies. Transtar Travel will operate 32 daily designated trips – 16 trips from Malaysia and 16 trips from Singapore – between Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange in Singapore and Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru.
Handal Indah will similarly operate 32 daily trips between Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal and Queen Street Terminal in Singapore.
Bus tickets will go on sale at 8am on 25 Nov 2021 (Thursday), and tickets will be released for sale 30 days ahead. Travellers are also required to purchase their bus tickets at least three days prior to the date of departure.