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Malaysia And Singapore Target To Reopen Borders Starting From August 10th With Conditions

TL;DR

  • Malaysia and Singapore target to reopen borders starting from August 10th, 2020.
  • Both countries have agreed to implement the Reciprocal Green Lane and Periodic Commuting Arrangement.
  • Eligible travelers are required to follow a strict SOP.

Hello, foodies! As much as we love food, the global pandemic has definitely changed our food trips in Johor and even outside of the country. While it used to take less than an hour to cross the border to Singapore, we can now hardly cross the bridge. However, here’s exciting news to look forward to. Starting from August 10th, Malaysia and Singapore border is expected to reopen for different travelers!

Malaysia And Singapore Targets To Reopen Borders

Picture: Simplyenjoyjb (Official)

A neighbour that shares a similar history with us, Singapore is a country that feels homey to us. Sharing the same food and culture, it could be the only country outside Malaysia that doesn’t feel foreign to us. While it’s been 5 months since the borders have closed, it is expected to reopen soon under the implementation of the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA).

Photo: Singapore Press Holdings (Official)

As reported by The Star, these two schemes are imposed to cater to the needs of different travelers between the countries. RGL would allow cross-border travel for essential business and official purposes, while PCA would allow residents who hold long-term immigration pass in another country to enter for business purposes.

Picture: Shin Min Daily News (Official)

Together with the news, travelers are still required to follow a strict standard operating procedure (SOP). In short, each eligible traveler is required to undergo a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab tests. On top of that, the submission of an itinerary is also required.

It Is Expected To Reopen From August 10th

Photo: NST (Official)

While the specific details are yet to be released, it is reported that both countries will publish the requirements 10 days prior to the implementation of the RGL and PCA. So if you’re indeed one of those applicable travelers, fret not to look forward to this! Above all, we hope everyone stays safe and see you in the next post! Bye!

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