Malaysia-Singapore land travel: SG Arrival Card scrapped for Singapore Residents and LTP Holders

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From 15 April, Singapore Residents and LTP Holders can skip the SG Arrival Card when entering from the land border with Malaysia.

Singapore and Malaysia reopened their land border on 1 April 2022, allowing fully vaccinated travellers to cross by any mode of transport, with no testing, quarantine or travel insurance requirements. 

The Singapore-Malaysia causeways have reopened

To simplify the travel process and alleviate congestion, the ICA has announced that from Friday 15 April 2022, fully vaccinated Singapore residents and long-term passholders will no longer be required to complete the SG Arrival Card before entering Singapore via the land border with Malaysia. 

SG Arrival Card scrapped for selected land travellers

✔️ Land Travel from Malaysia to Singapore
  • Fully vaccinated with any vaccine on the WHO EUL*
  • Install and activate TraceTogether (Android | iOS)
  • Complete SG Arrival Card (not required for vaccinated SG residents and LTP holders from 15 April 2022)
  • Apply for Autopass card and LTA approval (foreign-registered vehicles only)
  • Pay entry tolls with EZ-Link or Autopass card
*Children aged 12 and under exempt

Currently, travellers to Singapore are required to complete a free-of-charge SG Arrival Card within three days before arrival. This applies to everyone, regardless of nationality or mode of entry. 

SG Arrival Card

The SG Arrival Card requires the submission of personal particulars, vaccination proof (not required for those vaccinated in Singapore), and a health declaration. 

From 15 April 2022, this requirement will be waived for all Singapore residents (i.e. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents), as well as Long-term Passholders arriving from Malaysia via the land checkpoints. 

VaccinationConditions
Vaccinated in Singapore
  • 7-day travel history cannot include any country or region in the Restricted Category*
  • Vaccination status must be reflected in the TraceTogether or HealthHub mobile applications
Vaccinated outside Singapore
  • 7-day travel history cannot include any country or region in the Restricted Category*
  • Must have vaccination record transmitted to the Ministry of Health (MOH) system upon their first entry
*There are currently no countries or regions in the restricted category

Those vaccinated outside Singapore can submit their digital overseas vaccination certificate via the ICA’s Vaccination Check Portal prior to arrival, in order to get a vaccination certificate acceptance letter to expedite proceedings. Those unable to do so must present their vaccination certificate to ICA officers at the manual immigration counters upon arrival in Singapore.

For avoidance of doubt, non-Singapore residents/long-term passholders arriving via the land border, and all arrivals via Changi Airport/ferry terminals will still need to complete the SG Arrival Card.

How about land travel to Malaysia?

The land travel process to Malaysia remains unchanged for now, with visitors still required to download the MySejahtera app and verify their COVID-19 vaccination certificate. 

✔️ Land Travel from Singapore to Malaysia
  • Fully vaccinated with any vaccine on the WHO EUL, or a vaccine approved by regulatory agencies in other countries*
  • Download MySejahtera app (Android | iOS), complete in-app pre-departure form and verify COVID vaccination
  • Pay RM20 road charge via Touch ‘n Go card
  • Pay tolls via Touch ‘n Go card
  • No travel insurance, pre-departure or on-arrival testing required
*Children aged 17 and under are exempt

Road charges and tolls, waived until 8 April 2022, are now in effect once again. 

Full Guide: Singapore-Malaysia Land Travel

For a full guide to travelling from Singapore to Malaysia (or vice versa) via the land border, do refer to the post below. 

Complete Guide: Singapore – Malaysia land travel from 1 April

Conclusion

From 15 April 2022, fully vaccinated Singapore residents and long-term passholders will no longer be required to complete an SG Arrival Card when arriving via the land border with Malaysia. 

While the SG Arrival Card isn’t particularly difficult to fill, it requires internet access, which not everyone making a day-trip to Malaysia might purchase. Moreover, I can imagine the lines getting held up by people who forgot to do it ahead of time. Multiplied by hundreds of cards, that represents a whole lot of inefficiency. 

This means that vaccination requirement aside, entering Singapore from Malaysia will be just like pre-COVID days for Singapore residents. 

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Sean

Note that there are no fees, whether leaving or entering Singapore or Malaysia, for motorcycles…

Daryl

Is it possible now to take a taxi from JB to the Woodlands CIQ, pass through immigration, and then get a taxi on the other side into SG?

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