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Malaysia will also implement toll exemptions for all vehicles arriving from Singapore between 1 April to 7 April 2022 at both national border entrances.

Effective 1 April 2022 (Friday), fully-vaccinated travellers entering Malaysia from Singapore — be it by land, air, or sea — will be exempted from the minimum COVID-19 travel insurance coverage requirements in Malaysia.

This comes following the latest measures implemented in Singapore, Malaysia's Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said on Wednesday (30 March). According to the minister, this will be on a reciprocal basis, and applies to the following groups:

  1. Citizens of Singapore or Malaysia,
  2. Permanent Residents of Singapore or Malaysia, and
  3. Long Term Pass Holders in Singapore or Malaysia.

Currently, the minimum insurance coverage required for arrivals in Malaysia is USD$20,000, regardless of the traveller's vaccination status.

As a whole, travellers are reminded to note the following:

  1. All fully-vaccinated travellers are exempted from quarantine.
  2. Download the MySejahtera application before arriving in Malaysia.
  3. Verify COVID-19 vaccination certificates on mysafetravel.gov.my.
  4. Partially-vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers need to have COVID-19 travel insurance with a minimum coverage of USD$20,000.
  5. Children aged six years old and below are exempted from a pre-departure test.

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In similar updates, with the Singapore-Malaysia land borders opening up fully without the need for quarantine or testing, Malaysia has further agreed to provide a toll exemption for travellers through the land borders.

This was announced by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri on Wednesday (30 March), following a recent update by Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong that Singapore-registered vehicles entering Malaysia from 1-7 April will be exempted from road charge payments. 

The toll exemptions announced by PM Ismail will apply to all vehicles in the same period as the road charge waiver (1-7 April), at the immigration,  customs, quarantine, and security complex toll plazas at both national border entrances — namely the Sultan Iskandar Building (Tambak Johor) and Tanjung Kupang (Malaysia–Singapore Second Link).

This exception is to allow more time for Malaysians and other users to top up or renew their 'Touch 'N Go' and 'Smart Tag', and applies to travel both ways through the above-mentioned toll plazas during the period.

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Photos / Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia

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