The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in the midst of bilateral discussion with Malaysia on health protocols to be in place for cross-border travel to resume.


  • This was in response to Malaysia’s proposal to lift the quarantine requirement for travellers from Singapore and other green zone countries with the condition that travellers are screened and tested negative for COVID-19.
  • Singapore is prepared to work with Malaysia to put in place health protocols that are mutually agreed upon that address the needs of cross-border travellers and preserve the public health and safety of citizens from both countries.

  • Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan expressed the likelihood of a step-by-step approach in the reopening of border with Malaysia, with measures that include COVID-19 tests and contact tracing.