Numerous residents from both Malaysia and Singapore are eager to travel to each other as the borders between the two nations have officially reopened.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has changed a lot of what we know about traveling abroad, and visiting Malaysia is no exception. This post should act as a roadmap as you travel farther north.
Fully vaccinated visitors who wish to visit Malaysia don’t need to undergo COVID-19 testing or quarantine. Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 are likewise exempt from testing and quarantine.
Visitors who have received the necessary vaccinations do not need to apply for entry permissions or a travel pass. Visitor can acknowledge their online immunization certificates by going to the SafeTravel website. This is applicable to travelers who intend to enter Malaysia via land and air.
Malaysia offers the MySehjatera app, which is comparable to Singapore’s Tracetogether. Visitors traveling to Malaysia must download the app and create an account, as they effectively mirror one another. You shouldn’t be shocked to find QR codes there near the entrances to structures and businesses. and simply scan them before going inside the building.
As of 1st October 2019, only vehicles with said VEP will be allowed to enter. While there are multiple steps to ensuring the successful application of a VEP, it is still a fairly straightforward process. We have broken it down into steps that you can easily follow.
Step 1: Online Registration
You can register for a VEP at its official website. Here, you will be required to input your personal and vehicle details.
Also, instead of filling the form up manually, you can easily upload a PDF file of your vehicle’s log card from LTA.
Step 2: Make an Appointment
You will receive a confirmation email after successfully sending in your application. From there, you can make an official appointment to have the tag installed onto your vehicle at one of their four official centers.
The centers available are:
- Gelang Patah Southbound rest stop
- Plaza Angsana Open Carpark
- Pandan rest stop
- Lima Kedai Toll Plaza
There was also an initial plan to introduce an additional center at Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar.
You may use the confirmation slip of your VEP application or a TNG card as a substitute during VEP inspections in the meantime.
Step 3: Prepare the essential documents
Once you have confirmed your appointment, make sure that you arrive with essential documents such as your VEP confirmation slip, a written confirmation of your appointment slot, a photocopy of your NRIC and passport, and the registration documents of your vehicle (you can find them in the official LTA website). Do bring along a copy of your latest insurance cover too, just in case.
After your documents have been verified, the VEP-RFID tag that lasts five years will be installed onto your vehicle. Expect to pay a small fee of S$3.30 (RM10) for the installation process.
We hope with this guide, you’ll be able to travel between the 2 countries with ease. Please drive carefully and remember to follow every rule to get the best experience out of Malaysia!
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