Malaysian motorists stuck in Singapore due to MCO get one-off waiver of VEP fees

Tuas Checkpoint (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)
Vehicles at the Tuas Checkpoint. (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)

SINGAPORE — Owners of Malaysia-registered cars and motorcycles who have had to stay on in Singapore due to Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO) will enjoy a one-off waiver of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees.

This applies for the period between 18 March and 14 April, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a media release on Tuesday (31 March).

Currently, all foreign-registered vehicles are required to pay VEP fees of $4 per day for motorcycles and $35 per day for cars, with each VEP valid for 14 days from the date of entry into Singapore.

The one-off waiver will be automatically processed for motorists who leave Singapore from 15 April onwards, and there is no need for Malaysian motorists to submit any application.

Together with the automatic extension of the VEP validity period until 30 June announced by LTA last week, this waiver will make it easier for Malaysians who have had to remain in Singapore for an extended period of time to continue working here.

Malaysian motorists are reminded to ensure they have sufficient value in their Autopass cards for any remaining VEP fees payable, as well as the Reciprocal Road Charge (for foreign cars only), ERP charges and tolls (where applicable).

Motorists may use LTA’s online calculator to calculate the total amount payable for their vehicles. Motorists should also ensure that they have valid vehicle insurance cover for their stay in Singapore.

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