Cross-border travel between Singapore and Malaysia for essential business and official purposes will soon be permitted.
The announcement came after Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
spoke last Friday with Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
to discuss the gradual and phased resumption of cross-border travel
between the two countries.
Both countries will establish a Reciprocal Green Lane and a Periodic
Commuting Arrangement to address the needs of different groups of
cross-border travellers, according to the Singapore Ministry of Foreign
"The Periodic Commuting Arrangement will allow Singapore and Malaysia
residents who hold long-term immigration passes for business and work
purposes in the other country to periodically return to their home
countries for short-term home leave," the Singapore MFA said in a
"They will be able to return home for leave after spending at least
three consecutive months in their country of work, and they will be
allowed to re-enter their country of work after their home leave."
MFA said both leaders agreed that any bilateral arrangement would
have to include mutually agreed public health protocols, to preserve the
public health and safety of citizens on both sides, while taking into
account the medical resources available in both countries.