PETALING JAYA, 23 NOV 2021 – Malindo Air welcomes the governments of Malaysia and Singapore’s decision to launch the vaccinated travel lane (VTL) between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore on November 29.
Malindo Air’s inaugural VTL flight OD803 from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore will depart on Nov 29 at 9.25 am, while the first OD804 flight from Singapore will depart on Nov 29 at 11.30 am. VTL flights are now available for booking. The flights will be operated by pilots and cabin crew who have all been fully vaccinated.
From Nov 29, Malindo Air’s Singapore VTL flight schedule will be as follows:
CEO of Malindo Air, Capt Mushafiz Bin Mustafa Bakri said, “There is a positive sentiment towards the rebound in travel. Malindo Air strongly supports all efforts to open the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in a safe manner. When we look at passengers carried and advanced bookings, they are more encouraging than they were in recent months. With the surge in the domestic leisure demand, we should see business travel pick up soon. There is obviously a desire for travel.”
Mushafiz added, “Although we still have a long way to go, there’s a lot of reason to be optimistic. We are hoping for this booking momentum to build through to the end of the year and spill over into the first quarter of 2022. This move will certainly help to establish confidence in the safe resumption of international air travel.”
Malindo Air customers between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore can distinguish during their booking that their flight is a designated VTL flight or a normal scheduled flight.
Customers must meet the VTL requirements. Eligible travellers will be persons of all nationalities in Malaysia or Singapore who would like to travel between the two countries for all purposes of travel. They must have completed a full regimen of a COVID-19 vaccine which means the required number of dose(s) to provide the full vaccine protection, recognised by the competent authority of the country they wish to seek entry to.
Children aged 12 years and below will qualify for travel under the VTL without the need to show proof of vaccination. However, the child must be accompanied by a VTL traveller who meets all the VTL requirements.
Travellers under the VTL scheme may enter Singapore and Malaysia without quarantine and only need to undergo Covid-19 testing.
Additionally, they must purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for Covid-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs, before their trip to Singapore, and a coverage of RM100,000 for those travellers into Malaysia.
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