The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) has welcomed the news of the agreement to implement the Reciprocal Green Lane/Travel Corridor Arrangement (RGL/TCA) between Malaysia and Indonesia.
MACEOS President, Francis Teo said the agreement would facilitate the movement of business travellers between two countries. “The success of this Reciprocal Green Lane would help support expediate the business event industry in Malaysia,” he said.
Teo noted that, for the RGL/ TCA to work, details of initiatives would need to be identified and properly implemented once the situation of both countries improves. He also suggested for airports and immigrations to consider a permanent special lanes and counters to facilitate these traveller’s movement upon arrival.
“Whatever SOPs the government decides, we hope that travellers from Indonesia will abide by them, be it pre-requisite quarantine days, vaccinations, swab tests, or other requirements deemed necessary,” Teo said.
Referring to Indonesia’s large-scale implementation of its mass vaccination programme, Teo also urged the Malaysian Government to quicken the roll-out of the vaccination programme for Malaysians so we can catch up with other countries who have already begun their vaccination programmes.
“MACEOS is willing and prepared to work closely with the Malaysian government to ensure the success of this vaccination drive. We hope that through this collaboration, we can facilitate the government’s goal of providing vaccinations to 70 percent of the population, equivalent to 23 million Malaysians,” he added.
Adding to it, MACEOS has expressed their interest to the Malaysian government to participate in designating 29 of its member convention centre operators as temporary mass vaccine centre during vaccination delivery.