According to the Home Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, electronic gate (e-gate) facilities are now available to Singaporeans entering Johor through the two land checkpoints starting Friday. The electronic gate (e-gate) were previously only available to people with Malaysian passports.
According to the Home Minister, the 30,000 to 50,000 citizens of the republic who frequently travel to Johor for social reasons will benefit from the opening of the e-gate.
However, Singaporeans are only allowed to enter and exit the e-gate with ease if they meet the minimal requirements of having an ePassport with at least a three-month validity period.
Additionally, three days prior to the trip, Singaporean visitors has submitted the "Malaysia Digital Arrival Card" (MDAC) online and had first-time biometric verification at the immigration counters.
Additionally, the e-gate at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) will be included. There are currently 20 e-gates available for entry and 20 for exit. Twenty more routes will be added.
Prior to now, there were peak hours for this entrance route. He claimed that as of yet, they are unable to anticipate a percentage decrease in traffic on the Johor Embankment.
The Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM), in accordance with the Home Minister of Malaysia, will also extend the use of this e-gate to other nations that are regarded as lower risk, such as Brunei, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan.