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Travel to Malaysia and Singapore after easing of COVID-19 Restrictions
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on March 25, 2022 Share on

Travel to Malaysia and Singapore after easing of COVID-19 Restrictions

Malaysia and Singapore are well-known tourist destinations attracting a lot of tourists annually! According to the reports of the year 2019 – nearly 25 million people visited Malaysia and Singapore welcomed more than 19 million visitors. But due to the COVID outbreak and suspension of international travel, the tourism sector of each country suffered. 

Malaysia and Singapore
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Earlier, due to the high rise in corona cases in Malaysia and Singapore, many safety protocols were made for airline passengers. Regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, a negative COVID test report is a must, with other strict regulations! 

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However, after two years of a long break, both countries decided to proceed with travel along with the COVID safety procedure and ease some restrictions. On 23rd March, a tweet from Malaysian Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin included that he and Mr Omg Ye Kung, the health minister of Singapore are working on boosting the tourism sector after seeing the downfall in the pandemic! This tweet also mentioned that they both agreed to immediately work on permitting the full resumption of both air and land travel only for fully vaccinated people on a limited quota basis.

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Source – Twitter

Also, S. Iswaran, Transport Minister of Singapore announced that earlier this month, the country intends to open its border sooner and Singapore is now permitting immunised people from 32 countries. Tourists can enter the country without having to quarantine under a vaccinated travel lane program.

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Source – Twitter

Accordingly, Malaysia is ready to reopen its borders from April 1 for international travelling. It’s been two years since the constraints of COVID. Adding to it, Airlines for travel primarily began with flights between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and services to Penang were added the prior week.

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