Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to implement a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) to facilitate essential business and official travel between both countries for up to 14 days.

Key points:

  • The SafeTravel Pass is a mandatory document for inbound travelers for essential business and official travel from Malaysia to Singapore via the Singapore-Malaysia RGL.
  • Business or official travelers seeking to make essential travel via the RGL to Singapore from Malaysia must be sponsored by either a Singapore-based company or a Singapore Government agency, which will file an application on behalf of the applicant for a SafeTravel Pass.
  • From Aug. 10 onward, only business or official travelers sponsored by a Singapore Government agency may submit applications to use the Singapore-Malaysia RGL. Applications for company-sponsored travelers to use the Singapore-Malaysia RGL can be submitted at the end of August.

Background: Singapore and Malaysia announced in July they were planning to allow cross-border travel for official or essential business.

Analysis & Comments: The agreement to implement a Reciprocal Green Lane is good news for employers who wish to send employees from Malaysia to Singapore or business travelers who wish to enter Singapore from there. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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