With the commencement of the Movement Control Order, travel restrictions have been imposed. Tourists are not allowed to enter Malaysia and Malaysians are not allowed to travel overseas. This includes driving to-and-fro Singapore.
This has disrupted the many Malaysians and Singaporeans who travel back and forth daily for work and school. Since the announcement of the partial lockdown, traffic at the bridge connecting the two countries were at a standstill. Still, many did not make it by 18 March 2020.
Today, the causeway as well as the Tuas checkpoint, which usually see about 415,000 travellers, is empty. A rare sight for both Malaysians and Singaporeans. The lockdown sees exemptions of lorries and people with special permission. We hope for the link to be reopened soon, as announced by the Johor Minister today (click here for the story).