Singapore has read media reports regarding Malaysia’s decision to lift the quarantine requirement for certain groups of travellers from Singapore and other green zone countries, if they are screened and found to be negative for the COVID-19 virus. Singapore is prepared to work with Malaysia to address the needs of cross-border travellers, including short-term business and official travellers, and Singaporeans and Malaysians who were previously commuting between both countries.
Such bilateral arrangements would have to include mutually agreed public health protocols, to preserve the public health and safety of citizens on both sides. Both countries will require some time to work out the details on the gradual easing of border restrictions to ensure a stable recovery from the COVID-19 situation.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
20 JUNE 2020