The authorities of Malaysia and Singapore have given until August 10th to reopen the common border to some residents and those who need to move in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic for business reasons, The Straits Times newspaper said .
The two countries agreed on two reopening plans on Tuesday: the reciprocal Green Lane and the Periodic Switching Agreement. This was confirmed in a joint statement by Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and his Malaysian counterpart Hishamudin Hussein.
The Reciprocal Green Lane enables transfers between the two countries for anyone with “commercial or business” reasons. All citizens wishing to move under this program must comply with the security measures established in both countries, including conducting tests.
The periodic commutation agreement allows residents of both countries to move due to work problems and must also undergo the necessary tests and restrictions.
“In this way, both parties can gradually restore transfers on both sides of the border, reactivating economic exchange,” the text said.