Reopening of Land Borders between Singapore and Malaysia from 1 April 2022

Reopening of Land Borders between Singapore and Malaysia from 1 April 2022

1. As announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on 24 March 2022, Singapore and Malaysia will reopen our land borders for fully vaccinated travellers, from 31 March 2022, 2359 hours. All fully vaccinated travellers, and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below, are permitted to enter Singapore without the need to undergo border health measures, such as testing and quarantine.

2. In addition to the designated vaccinated travel bus services, fully vaccinated travellers may cross the borders (i.e., Causeway and Second Link) via private vehicles, such as cars and motorcycles. Singapore and Malaysia are also progressively restoring other modes of transport, including cross-border public bus services.

3. Fully vaccinated travellers and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below will no longer be required to take a pre-departure test (PDT) and unsupervised self-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) after arriving in Singapore, nor serve a Stay-Home Notice (SHN). This applies to fully vaccinated Malaysian cargo delivery personnel as well.

4. Fully vaccinated travellers will not be required to apply for entry approvals such as Vaccinated Travel Pass1. They must have valid travel documents, such as their passports and Vehicle Entry Permits (VEP)2, before arrival at the Checkpoints. Travellers without valid travel documents will be turned back. Travellers can also use the Vaccination Check Portal on the SafeTravel website to submit their digital vaccination certificates in advance. All travellers, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders, must complete their SG Arrival Card within three days before arriving at the Checkpoints. Motorists should ensure that their vehicles comply with the emissions requirements in Singapore. 

5. As there might be a surge in travellers looking to cross via the land borders, travellers should expect some traffic congestion at the Checkpoints. Members of the public are advised not to rush to travel if they have no urgent need to do so. This will allow travellers with a more essential need for travel, such as for employment or to reunite with their families, to do so more smoothly as we reopen our borders with Malaysia and take this significant step towards living with COVID-19.

24 March 2022

1Non-Malaysian Work Pass Holders (WPH) holding an In-Principle Approval (IPA) to work in the Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process (CMP) sectors will still be required to obtain an entry approval from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and meet MOM’s onboarding requirements upon arrival. Please refer to MOM website for details. 
2Travellers driving foreign-registered cars and motorcycles must apply for a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) via VEP Digital Services on LTA’s OneMotoring website. They must also have LTA’s approval email and a valid Autopass card before entering Singapore. Foreign-registered vehicles without a valid VEP, LTA’s approval email and a valid Autopass card will be turned back. To facilitate smoother traffic flow, we will no longer accept applications for VEP or Autopass card at the Checkpoints. For more information, please refer to LTA’s news release and website

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