Malaysia to collect RM20 road charge from foreign vehicles entering Johor from Nov 1

KUALA LUMPUR - All foreign private-registered vehicles entering Malaysia via Johor will be subjected to a RM20 road charge (RC) effective Nov 1.

This RC will be collected each time motorists enter using the Touch n' Go card, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

"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," he said in a statement on Friday.

Liow urged all foreign-registered vehicles to register their vehicle information under the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system to ensure smooth entry to Malaysia once the VEP is implemented.

Not to be confused with RC, he explained that the VEP is an automated vehicle registration system and is part of ongoing efforts by the Malaysian Government to improve border control and monitoring, as well as comprehensive collection of entry point data that could 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," he added.

Liow said updates and announcement on the implementation date for VEP would be made closer to the date.