Singapore suspends travel bubble with Malaysia from Monday

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SINGAPORE will suspend the reciprocal green-lane arrangements with three countries, including Malaysia for three months from Monday, the republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said.

The other two countries are Germany and South Korea, it said in a statement today.

“The government of Singapore will review the reciprocal green-lane arrangements at the end of the suspension period,” said the ministry.

Travellers who have already been approved to enter Singapore under these arrangements can continue to do so, it said.

Singapore will continue to monitor the global situation and adjust its border measures to manage the risk of importation and transmission to the community, it said.

Any change to border measures will be updated on the SafeTravel website.

Besides the three countries, Singapore has RGL arrangements with Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, as well as six regions in China.

The RGL aimed to facilitate short-term essential business and official travel.

As of yesterday, Singapore reported a total of 59,449 Covid-19 cases of which 2,628 are classified as imported, 2,313 as community cases and 54,508 involving dorm residents.

Malaysia reported an all-time high of 5,725 cases yesterday, which brought the national tally to 203,933. – Bernama