KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 — Beginning April 1, land travel between Singapore and Malaysia will resume to a close approximation of the pre-Covid-19 era, with fully vaccinated travellers exempted from quarantine and Covid-19 testing before and after arriving.

The announcement was made today, in a joint statement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Long, and applies to all categories of travellers and types of land transport.

Both prime ministers acknowledged that Malaysia and Singapore have shown encouraging progress, particularly in terms of the implementation of vaccination programmes and Covid-19 pandemic management for their respective populations.

“Today’s announcement reflects the good relations, multi-faceted cooperation and strong ties between the people of the two countries. This will definitely contribute to recovery efforts with a positive impact on the economy and well-being of the people of both countries,” Ismail Sabri said.

Lee said that Singapore and Malaysia enjoy strong, friendly relations in various aspects, as well as strong people-to-people relations.

“Today’s announcement is an important event in our transition towards living with Covid-19. It reflects the strong cooperation enjoyed by both sides throughout this pandemic and will help both countries emerge stronger from this crisis,” Lee added.