Wednesday, May 18, 2022

No toll for 7 days at Johor-Singapore border

This is to facilitate the movement of traffic with the reopening of the Malaysia-Singapore land border beginning April 1.

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The government has agreed to waive toll charges for seven days for all types of vehicles at the Malaysia-Singapore border, in conjunction with the reopening of land routes between the two countries beginning April 1.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the exemption would involve the toll plazas at the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex at the Sultan Iskandar building (Johor causeway) and Tanjung Kupang (Second Link Expressway or Linkedua) in Johor.

“The move is in line with the approach to facilitate cross-border movements with Singapore.

“This exemption is for Malaysians and consumers to top up or renew their Touch ‘n Go and Smart Tag,” he said in a statement today.

Ismail said the move was also to ensure smooth traffic following the reopening of the land border, which has been closed for the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This exemption is in addition to the road charge waiver given to Singapore-registered private vehicles when entering Malaysia by land at both locations,” he said.

Ismail said PLUS Malaysia estimated that at least 42,000 vehicles would enter Malaysia on a daily basis via the Johor causeway and Linkedua.

“The toll exemption will benefit more than 300,000 vehicle owners on Malaysia-Singapore cross-border trips,” he said.

To ensure a smooth journey, he said, PLUS in collaboration with the Johor government and the relevant ministries and agencies had been actively 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.

Ismail said that starting April 1 as well, all fully vaccinated travellers would be allowed to cross the land border without having to undergo quarantine or perform Covid-19 testing, both pre-departure and upon arrival.

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