PETALING JAYA,July 26: Malaysia and Singapore have agreed on all the key aspects of the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) for cross-border travel between the two countries.
The agreement followed a meeting between Foreign Affairs MInister Hishammuddin Hussein and Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, at the Causeway this morning.
In a joint statement, they said they had a constructive discussion on the two schemes, which will facilitate cross-border travel for official, business and work purposes between Singapore and Malaysia, and look forward to their launch.
They said applications by eligible travellers may be submitted from Aug 10. “Eligible travellers will have to abide by the mutually agreed terms and prevailing public health measures in both countries.
“The operational details of the RGL and PCA, including the requirements, health protocols and application process involved for entry and exit into Singapore and Malaysia, will be finalised and published shortly.
“Both ministers reaffirmed the importance of Singapore-Malaysia cooperation amid the Covid-19 situation, and agreed to continue discussions on further schemes to progressively restore cross-border travel for other groups of travellers, while ensuring the public health and safety of the citizens of both countries,” they said.