KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 — The Transport Ministry said ticket sales for both the land and air Malaysia-Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) have been allowed to resume with immediate effect, based on the latest Covid-19 risk assessment.

In a statement today, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said there would be no limits on capacity but added that bus travel may only resume from February 22 onwards.

“Based on the current risk evaluations and with approval from the Ministry of Health (MoH) Malaysia, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) wishes to announce that the sale of bus and airline ticket under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Malaysia and Singapore will be fully resumed with 100 per cent capacity for both land and air travel, effective immediately,” he said.

He also said the Malaysian and Singaporean governments were in advanced discussions to expand the air VTL to include Penang and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

“In this regard, MoT together with Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad is in the midst of preparing the necessary Covid-19 screening facilities and other related facilities to make these new VTL initiatives a success,” he added.

Last month, the MoT announced the resumption of ticket sales for the VTL between Malaysia and Singapore, both air and land, following the temporary suspension of ticket sales on December 23, 2021.

The ministry said, however, that the quota for the bus and flight tickets had been reduced by 50 per cent from what it was before.

Malaysia and Singapore initiated the VTL programme for land and air travel on November 29.