For those of you already packing all your barang barang in preparation for your upcoming Malaysia trip, take note.
From 1 April onwards, you won’t need to buy travel insurance if you’re heading to Malaysia from Singapore (or vice versa) if you’re a short-term visitor.
After the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) updated this information on its website, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in Singapore confirmed this as well last evening (30 March).
FYI, as of now, it is compulsory for short-term visitors who enter Singapore to have travel insurance that amounts to at least $30,000 in coverage.
Malaysia will be rolling out similar measures, as fully vaccinated short-term visitors who enter the country via land borders at the Causeway and Second Link will not need to have to buy travel insurance from 1 April onwards as well.
The Malaysian government also noted the various differences between the measures put in place for partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers.
Apart from travel insurance, those who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will have to serve a five-day quarantine, regardless of whether they are travelling by sea or land.
The Malaysian health ministry took to social media site Twitter last evening (30 March) to explain these rules.
The Malaysia-Singapore borders will reopen this 1 April. Travellers from Singapore are exempted from on-arrival test.
— KKMalaysia🇲🇾😷 (@KKMPutrajaya) March 30, 2022
According to Malaysia’s Ministry of Health, those who are only partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will still need to purchase COVID-19 travel insurance that has a minimum coverage of US$20,000 (approximately S$27,054).
Additionally, the Malaysian government also revealed yesterday (30 March) that they will be waiving the toll charges for all vehicles at both the Causeway and Second Link immigration complexes from 1 to 7 April in order to “ease the movement of vehicles”.
Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob explained, “This is in line with the approach to ease the cross border movement with Singapore.
“This exemption is for Malaysians and other users who top-up or renew their Touch ‘n Go and Smart Tag.”
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