Passenger Limit for Taxis and Private Hire Cars

News Releases 11 Jun 2021 Private Hire Car (PHC) Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19)

           In line with Singapore‚Äôs updated restrictions on permissible group sizes, the Land Transport Authority will lift the 2-passenger limit for taxis and private hire cars (PHCs) starting from 14 June 2021.


2        It remains mandatory for taxi, PHC drivers and passengers to wear masks at all times. Taxi and PHC drivers should decline to ferry passengers who do not wear masks.


3        Paid car-pooling services that are matched through licensed ride-hail platforms, such as GrabHitch and RydePool, may resume from 14 June 2021. However, paid car-pooling trips which are arranged through informal platforms such as Telegram groups remain illegal. Car-pooling trips which do not involve payment, such as those between families, friends or colleagues is permitted, subject to the prevailing permissible group size of five people.


4        Taxi drivers, PHC drivers and passengers are strongly encouraged to bring their TraceTogether token or keep their TraceTogether app on in their smartphone to facilitate contact tracing efforts. Early detection of close contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases will help to protect drivers, passengers and their loved ones, and prevent further spread in the community.

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