Foreigners to pay more to drive into Singapore

The Singapore Immigrations and Customs checkpoint at Tuas Second Link, as seen from Johor, Malaysia. Foreigners driving into Singapore will have to pay more from August, the Land Transport Authority announced on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
The Singapore Immigrations and Customs checkpoint at Tuas Second Link, as seen from Johor, Malaysia. Foreigners driving into Singapore will have to pay more from August, the Land Transport Authority announced on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Foreigners driving into Singapore will have to pay more from August, the Land Transport Authority announced on Tuesday.

From Aug 1, drivers of foreign-registered cars will have to pay $35 for a daily permit - up from $20 today.

And those driving goods vehicles will have to pay $40 for a monthly permit - four times the $10 charged today.

The LTA said it periodically reviews foreign vehicle permit fees to ensure that the cost of owning and using a foreign-registered vehicle in Singapore corresponds with that of owning and using a Singapore-registered vehicle.

The cost difference has widened in recent years, largely on the back of soaring certificate of entitlement (COE) premiums and additional taxes for premium and luxury cars.