Additionally, the govt will waive toll payments at Johor Causeway and Second Link Expressway entrances
by NURUL SUHAIDI / pic by BLOOMBERG
STARTING tomorrow, Malaysia and Singapore will allow all travellers who have been fully vaccinated to cross the land border without having to undergo quarantine or perform Covid-19 testing, including pre-departure and upon arrival tests.
Additionally, the government will waive toll payments at the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex at both border entrances namely in the Sultan Iskandar Building (Johor Causeway) and Tanjung Kupang (Second Link Expressway) in conjunction with the restoration of the land route.
This toll exemption applies to all types of vehicles for seven days, starting tomorrow to April 7, 2022.
According to Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the move is in line with the approach to facilitate cross-border movement with Singapore.
“This exemption is for Malaysians and consumers to top up or renew their Touch ‘n Go and SmartTAG,” he said in a statement yesterday.
It is in addition to the road charge exemption applicable to Singapore-registered private vehicles when entering Malaysia by land at both locations.
Ismail Sabri added that given the border closure since the last two years, the toll waiver will enable smooth traffic both ways.
In conjunction with the border reopening, Plus Malaysia Bhd estimates at least 42,000 vehicles will enter Malaysia through the Johor Causeway and Second Link Expressway every day.
“The toll exemption will benefit more than 300,000 Malaysia-Singapore cross-border trips for vehicle owners,” the PM said.
To ensure a smooth journey, Plus is collaborating with the Johor government and relevant ministries and agencies in making final preparations including at toll plazas, rest and service areas and all public facilities provided along the Plus Expressway.
“The government welcomes the return of Malaysians in Singapore and the arrival of Singaporeans to Malaysia with the reopening of the country’s borders,” he said.