It’s confirmed. The Johor Singapore border will reopen on 29 November 2021.

Following the announcement of borders between Malaysia and Singapore reopening on 29 November, the Singapore-Malaysia land VTL will also open the same day.  

So, whether you as a Malaysian whose livelihood depends on commuting from Johor to Singapore for professional reasons, or you as a Singaporean haven’t been able to enjoy the ownership of your beautiful home in the modern township of Forest City, come November 29, as long as you are a long-term pass holder, you can breathe a sigh of relief. 

What to know about the Johor Singapore border reopening?

According to the Straits Times, the Singapore-Malaysia land VTL will allow up to 2,880 travellers each day. Split down the middle, citizens from both sides of the border, permanent residents as well as long-term pass holders will be able to cross the Causeway each day using designated bus services without the need for quarantine.

Tickets for the designated land VTL buses go on sale on 25 November starting from 8am. Those travelling via the land VTL must test negative using professionally administered antigen rapid test (ART) or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within two days of departure.

Similarly, under the bilateral VTL air link, fully vaccinated travellers will have to test negative for Covid-19 prior to departure, and upon arrival in the destination country.  

According to a recent report, the Woodlands Causeway and Tuas Second Link were used extensively by about 415,000 travellers daily prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. 


(Main and featured Image: Afifi Zulkifle/Unsplash)

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia KL.

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