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First-week border reopening; 400,000 people are anticipated to cross the land border

The land borders between Malaysia and Singapore have been closed since March 2020
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First-week of the complete reopening, which begins on Friday, at least 400,000 people are expected to commute via Malaysia’s two land borders with Singapore (April 1).

Onn Hafiz Ghazi, the Chief Minister of Johor, said on Wednesday that all lanes at the two checkpoints – the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) complex in Johor Baru and the Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ complex at the Second Link – will be fully operational.

Since March 18, 2020, the land borders between Malaysia and Singapore have been largely blocked due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

Only business vehicles and those with particular travel plans were permitted to commute on a daily basis.

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Prior to the pandemic, around 400,000 people commuted daily over these two routes. So, from April 1 to April 7, we anticipate the same amount of people using these linkages.

Datuk Onn Hafiz stated this after inspecting the Sultan Abu Bakar complex in Tanjung Kupang

He also stated that institutions such as the Johor Information Department were producing infographics on the new standard operating procedures to help individuals through the process.

It is critical that all visitors download the MySejahtera app on their mobile phones before entering Malaysia.

Datuk Onn Hafiz added

Malaysian Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong was also present for the hour-long tour of the checkpoint.

Travelers crossing land borders will not be required to do any pre-departure coronavirus testing or be quarantined.