Beginning 1st November 2016, all foreign private-registered vehicles entering Malaysia via Johor will be subjected to RM20 Road Charge (“RC”). The RC will be collected each time motorists enter Malaysia via the Touch n’ Go Card.
The RC system has been activated at the two land entry points in Johor – the Causeway and the Second Link. Initial collection exercise will only involve foreign private-registered vehicles excluding foreign registered motorcycles.
Nevertheless, all foreign-registered vehicles are encouraged to register their vehicle information under the Vehicle Entry Permit (“VEP”) to ensure smooth entry to Malaysia once the VEP is implemented.
Not to be confused with RC, the VEP is an automated vehicle registration system and is part of the ongoing efforts by the Government of Malaysia to improve border control and monitoring, as well as comprehensive collection of entry point data that can be used for strategic planning, management and efficient enforcement purposes.
While the implementation of RC and eventually VEP will only involve foreign private-registered vehicles at the two entry points in Johor initially, this exercise will be extended throughout the 12 entrances to Malaysia in stages.
The Ministry will provide updates and announcement on the implementation date for VEP will be made closer to the date.