AirAsia has unveiled plans to launch daily
flights between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and one flight per week
between Singapore and Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Ipoh.
The Governments of Malaysia and Singapore recently
agreed to to open up cross border travel for essential business
and official purposes through the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL)
The RGL scheme requires eligible travellers to
abide by the prevailing COVID19 prevention and public health
measures mutually agreed upon by both countries, which includes
undergoing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab tests.
The Singapore government has established a
website that outlines the many requirements that travellers
need to adhere to when travelling from Malaysia.
“Both countries have performed exceptionally
well in keeping the spread of COVID19 in check especially amongst
the local populations. Both the Governments and the people of
Malaysia and Singapore deserve a pat on the back for their
relentless efforts and strict discipline in breaking the COVID19
chain,” said Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group. “The
RGL might only be the first step but certainly is most important
as both countries start to revive the economy. We look forward to
the formation of more ‘travel bubbles’ and ‘green lanes’ between
countries with low infection rates or active cases, and proven
pandemic curbing systems. AirAsia is thoroughly committed towards
resuming air connectivity and thus reviving economic activities in
AirAsia's flights are scheduled to commence
the week of 17 August 2020, subject to approvals and further
announcements by both Governments.
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