Air Asia resumed its Kuala Lumpur to Singapore flights on August 17 for essential business travellers under the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme.

Singapore and Malaysia set up the RGL scheme to allow short-term cross-border travel for essential business and official purposes between the two regions, for stays for up to a maximum of 14 days.

Travellers under the RGL scheme have to undergo pre-departure and post-arrival Covid-19 PCR tests, follow a “pre-declared controlled itinerary” during their visit, and download and use the TraceTogether app for their stay. More details can be found here.

“Both countries have taken relentless efforts and strict discipline in containing the spread of Covid-19, and the RGL is a first step towards reviving the economy, especially for those who have essential travel needs between both countries,” said Air Asia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat.

“We look forward to seeing more ‘travel bubbles’ and ‘green lanes’ formed between countries with low infection rates or active cases, and proven pandemic curbing systems to facilitate the need for air travel. At the same time, we urge all guests to adhere to the required regulations and follow the safety measures for a safe flying journey.”

The low-cost carrier said it will continue to “review the suitability of introducing more frequencies between the two countries”.

The airline is advising passengers to make sure they have all the necessary travel documents before heading to the airport for their flight.

Passengers can visit Air Asia’s travel requirements page for more information.

The airline says passengers on these flights can purchase Air Asia’s Travel Protection, an insurance scheme, which “comes with Covid-19 protection benefits”.