Malaysia, S’pore to re-open borders from August 10 subject to conditions

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR) – After a hiatus of almost five months, Malaysia and Singapore are expected to reopen the border to different groups of travellers beginning August 10.

A joint press statement by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and his Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said that both governments have agreed to implement the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA).

“These two schemes are meant to address the needs of different groups of cross-border travellers between both countries,” they said in a statement.

They said that the RGL would enable cross-border travel for essential business and official purposes between both countries.

Eligible travellers will have to abide by the prevailing COVID-19 prevention and public health measures mutually agreed upon by both countries, which include undergoing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab tests.