Post-pandemic, the Singaporean borders opened on 1 April 2022 with some COVID-19 restrictions. However, from 13 February 2023, there are no longer any restrictions regardless of vaccination status or traveler profile. That means you can now freely travel from Malaysia to Singapore again. The same also applies when you return to Malaysia.
If you’ve been wanting to make a trip to Singapore but aren’t sure if there are any new requirements, we’ve outlined the things you should know to make your trip to Singapore as seamless as possible.
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How Can I Enter Singapore from Malaysia via Land?
With the reopening of the border, you can travel from Malaysia to Singapore by public transport such as buses or private transport, be it in a car or on a motorcycle. Since the cross-border travel between Malaysia and Singapore is back to normal, the vaccinated travel bus services (VTBS) have also been retired.
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Checklist for Your Land Travel from Malaysia to Singapore
Before going on your road trip to Singapore, there are several things that you need to prepare besides your passport. Here are the items you need to travel to Singapore.
1. Obtain a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) Autopass Card
If you’re driving from Malaysia to Singapore in a foreign-registered (i.e. Malaysian) vehicle, you need to have a valid Autopass card and a Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) approval email.
The Autopass Card serves as a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) for both cars and motorcycles. It’s used to pay the entry and exit fees in Singapore as well as to record your vehicle’s entry into Singapore. You have to apply for the Autopass Card at least two weeks before your travels. You can do this on the LTA’s OneMotoring website by selecting ‘Apply for VEP / Autopass Card’. Do note that the VEP approval email is only valid for 14 days.
In short, here are the documents you need to prepare when entering Singapore from Malaysia.
- A valid Singapore VEP Autopass
- Your LTA approval letter
- Valid vehicle road tax
- Valid vehicle insurance
2. Fill In Your SG Arrival Card
All travelers to Singapore including from Malaysia need to fill in the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) declaration online. The SGAC is a declaration of your travel and health details that needs to be filled out up to three days prior to entering Singapore. You can submit your arrival information as an individual and as a group of up to 10 people, making it easy if you’re traveling with your family or in a group of friends.
FAQ on How to Enter Singapore from Malaysia
1. How much is the Singapore VEP fees for cars from Malaysia?
The VEP fees for Malaysian cars entering Singapore are waived for the first 10 days that you need to pay the VEP in each calendar year. After your car has been in Singapore for a total of 10 days in the year, then a daily fee of SGD 35 applies thereafter. Here’s when you don’t need to pay VEP fees:
- On Saturdays, Sundays, and Singapore public holidays
- If you enter Singapore from 5.00 pm and exit by 2.00 am the next day
- If you enter Singapore from 12.00 pm and exit by 2.00 am the next day during the June and December Singapore school holiday season
2. Do travelers still need to install the TraceTogether (TT) app in Singapore?
3. Are there any COVID-19 measures travelers need to adhere to?
All travelers can enter Singapore with no requirements for entry approvals, pre-departure tests, on-arrival tests, quarantine, or COVID-19 travel insurance.
We hope this article has helped you understand how to enter Singapore from Malaysia by car or other land transport, and what to prepare for your travels. While you sort out your documents, don’t forget to check your car and service it, if necessary. After all, you wouldn’t want a car breakdown to ruin your trip.
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This content was originally published on 22/4/2022. It has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.