“Jelajah aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia” (Malaysian Family Aspiration tour) was inaugurated in Johor as the first checkpoint from the 3rd till the 5th of March 2022 at Angsana Mall Johor Bahru powered by the Ministry of National Unity.
An extension to the 100 Days of Malaysian Family Aspiration programme that was hosted in Kuala Lumpur in December 20221, the tour’s launch took place on the 5th of March 2022 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob together with Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Ir. Haji Hasni Mohamad.
In addressing the unique issues that Johoreans are facing including Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) to Singapore, the PM confirmed that the country’s borders will be reopened soon.
This will enable ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ (Malaysian Family) members who have not met each other for some time to be together during Hari Raya Aidilfitri this May.
To enable travel to and from Malaysia with Brunei and Thailand, the government is in the process of implementing the Land Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) with these two countries, he said.
“To rejuvenate economic activities and tourism, especially in Johor, the Federal Government implemented the air and land VTL with Singapore on 21st January 2022 this year to facilitate the reunion of families separated by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“I was told that 200,000 Malaysians commute between Singapore and Johor. They no longer have to undergo compulsory quarantine at home after taking two health screening tests, once when leaving Singapore and again on arrival in Malaysia,” he said.
The tour brought over 175 entrepreneurship booths, a career fair with 30 employers offering over 6,000 jobs in banking, retail, food and beverages, engineering, manufacturing and has attracted over 20,000 visitors.