Singapore (CU)_ According to the most recent COVID-19 travel update, completely vaccinated short-term travelers entering Singapore or Malaysia through the land border will not require travel insurance beginning April 2022. Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) made the statement on Wednesday, after an update from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
At the moment, short-term travelers who visit Singapore must get travel insurance. A minimum coverage of S$30000 is required. Similarly, travel insurance is no longer required for short-term tourists who are fully vaccinated and traveling through the land borders at the Causeway or Second Link to Malaysia.
The Health Ministry of Malaysia clarified these exemptions on Twitter on Wednesday. However, according to Malaysia’s health ministry, if a passenger is just partially vaccinated or completely unvaccinated, then the passenger must get travel insurance for a minimum coverage of US$20,000. Singapore and Malaysian governments have eased the travel limitations for the fully vaccinated passengers of both countries, letting them cross the land border by private conveyance.
Additionally, the government of Malaysia has revealed measures to waive toll charges at the Causeway and Second Link immigration facilities for all automobiles between April 1 and 7. The Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the news saying, “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”.