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As it happened: Singapore-Malaysia vaccinated travel lanes open

CNA journalists tracked what happened on the ground and in the air on the first day of the Singapore-Malaysia vaccinated travel lanes.

As it happened: Singapore-Malaysia vaccinated travel lanes open

Malaysia Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Woodlands Checkpoint as cross-border travel restarts between both countries under the vaccinated travel lane (VTL) arrangement. (Photos: Ooi Boon Keong/TODAY)

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Malaysia launched vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) via air and land on Monday (Nov 29), with thousands of people crossing the border. 

The VTL between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport was announced on Nov 8, while the land VTL via the Causeway was announced last week.

CNA journalists travelled by bus in both directions and were also at Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport. 

Here is a recap of the day's events as Singapore and Malaysia took a significant step towards normalising travel between the two countries since COVID-19 restrictions were introduced.

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