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Singapore Travel Pass Site Closed Hours After Opening For Malaysian and Indonesian Travelers | Malaysia

Earlier in November, authorities announced that Singapore and Malaysia would open a vaccinated taxiway between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport from November 29. – TODAY pic

SINGAPORE, November 23 – A surge of nearly 35,000 users trying to log into the SafeTravel website to apply for the vaccinated ticket resulted in a hiatus of several hours yesterday (November 22).

The system did not return to normal until 3 p.m., the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a statement.

The authority said the “immediate surge” occurred when the pass request portal opened for travelers from Malaysia and Indonesia at 10 a.m. that day.

The system was “scaled” over the weekend in anticipation of demand, but there was an error in the configuration.

The authority said it regretted the inconvenience and thanked the candidates for their understanding.

He added that there is no quota for passes issued for air travel.

He stressed that Singaporeans and permanent residents do not need to apply for a pass to enter the country under the Vaccinated Roadway Program.

Earlier in November, authorities announced that Singapore and Malaysia would open a vaccinated taxiway between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport from November 29.

Under this program, fully vaccinated travelers will be able to travel between Singapore and Malaysia and undergo Covid-19 testing instead of serving quarantine or home stay notice.

To start with, there will be six daily flights from Changi Airport in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia under this program.

Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Saturday that Singapore was optimistic about launching a similar traffic lane program for Malaysia’s land border by the end of November.

Members of the public can visit the SafeTravel website at www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/arriving/overview for more information on taxiway requirements. – TODAY


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