Land borders between Singapore and Malaysia to reopen from Apr 1
Vaccinated travellers will also no longer be required to undergo border health measures such as testing and quarantine.
The land borders between Singapore and Malaysia will reopen for fully vaccinated travellers from Apr 1, announced Prime Ministers Lee Hsien Loong and Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a joint statement on Mar 24.
The announcement came after Singapore and Malaysia agreed to resume land and air travel for fully vaccinated travellers on Mar 23.
As stated in a press release by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), all vaccinated travellers and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below will be permitted to enter the countries without the need to undergo border health measures, such as testing and quarantine.
In addition to the designated vaccinated travel bus services, travellers may also cross the borders via private vehicles, such as cars and motorcycles.
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).
Entry approvals such as Vaccinated Travel Pass will also no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers, who are only required to have valid travel documents such as their passports and Vehicle Entry Permits (VEP) before arrival at the checkpoints.
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 are required to complete their SG Arrival Card within three days prior to their arrival at the checkpoints.
MTI has advised members of the public to not travel if they do not have the urgent need to do so to allow travellers with a more essential need for travel to do so more smoothly.
Motorists are also reminded to ensure their vehicles comply with the emission requirements in Singapore.
Singapore and Malaysia are also progressively restoring other modes of transport, including cross-border public bus services to build on this significant step towards living with COVID-19.