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Malaysia Thailand VTL starting by 15 March 2022

Thank you for letting me know this news as this was announced by Minister of Transport, Wee Ka Siong hours ago. Malaysia will have Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) on 15 March 2022 for flight routes only.

Malaysia Thailand VTL starting by 15 March 2022

Designated airlines from both countries will be allowed to mount up to six (6) flights daily on the Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok route and up to four (4) flights daily for the Kuala Lumpur – Phuket route. Additional routes may be added, subject to mutual agreement by both countries.

These VTL routes will be served by all countries’ designated carriers under the VTL initiative. Related standard operating procedures and health protocols will be released by the respective agencies soon. Travellers are expected to comply with health protocols responsibly in order to enjoy the VTL facility.

The full statement as announced on the Facebook Page is as below:

NEW VTL ROUTES WITH THAILAND AND CAMBODIA TO BEGIN 15 MARCH 2022

Following fruitful discussions with Thailand and Cambodia, we are pleased to announce new Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) to begin operating on 15 March 2022 as part of our joint efforts to reopen international borders.

Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to travel the routes noted below without being required to quarantine upon arrival. These routes are expected to aid our mutual economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in reviving the ailing tourism industry.

THAILAND

Designated airlines from both countries will be allowed to mount up to six (6) flights daily on the Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok route and up to four (4) flights daily for the Kuala Lumpur – Phuket route. Additional routes may be added, subject to mutual agreement by both countries.

CAMBODIA

Designated airlines from both countries will be allowed to operate up to two (2) flights daily on the Kuala Lumpur – Phnom Penh route. Additional routes may be added, subject to market demand.

These VTL routes will be served by all countries’ designated carriers under the VTL initiative. Related standard operating procedures and health protocols will be released by the respective agencies soon. Travellers are expected to comply with health protocols responsibly in order to enjoy the VTL facility.

The Government will continue discussions with neighbouring ASEAN countries on the safe reopening of additional routes in the future, according to prevailing situations.

DATUK SERI IR DR WEE KA SIONG

MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

5 MARCH 2022

Source: https://www.facebook.com/wksbmenglish/posts/511819706981255

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