Can Singaporeans Travel To Johor Bahru Right Now?


Cheng Sim •  Jul 15, 2021

There are many things we miss about Johor! Whether you enjoy exploring the best things to do or delicious halal food in Johor, we're waiting for when the time is right before we can resume our travel plans. Travelling to Johor Bahru may be on the back burner, but you might be curious about whether Singaporeans can travel to Johor Bahru right now. If you're looking for some answers, here are some things you should know!

Where is Johor Bahru?

Johor is a state located in the south of peninsular Malaysia. The capital city of Johor Bahru, fondly known as JB, is popular among locals and travellers, including Singaporeans!

What are the best things to do in Johor Bahru?

There are many things to do in Johor Bahru but the two main activities that come to mind are eating and shopping! Since Malaysia is a Muslim-friendly country, there are many halal food in Johor Bahru to enjoy and we made it easy for you with our guide to the best halal eateries in Johor Bahru and amazing halal Japanese restaurants in JB.

Shopping in Johor Bahru is also a favourite Singaporean pastime thanks to the favourable currency exchange rate. Besides the bustling street markets and night markets, there are many shopping malls in Johor Bahru to maximise your ringgit, especially during the annual sale and festive season.

To make the most of your visit in Johor Bahru, remember to check out the hidden gems and Instagram-worthy spots in Johor to capture your memorable trip in Malaysia's southern state.

P.S. This 3D2N itinerary is all you need for your future weekend getaway to Johor!

Can Singaporeans travel to Johor Bahru right now?

If you're wondering whether Singaporeans travel to Johor Bahru right now, the short answer is yes but only for emergency visits. In May 2021, Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and Malaysia's Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein have announced that cross border travel between Singapore and Malaysia is allowed for compassionate reasons or death and critically ill emergency visits. 

However, Singaporeans are not allowed to travel to Johor Bahru for non-essential and leisure travel purposes. Read on to know more about the cross border travel between Singapore and Malaysia.

We hope this article answers some of the questions you might have whether Singaporeans can travel to Johor Bahru right now! While we're waiting for the situation to improve in Malaysia, don't stop yourself from planning your future trips across the causeway. Let's reminisce the beauty of Johor with stories from our contributors!