PUTRAJAYA: All travellers and commuters coming from Singapore will have to quarantine for 14 days starting from May 13.
This tough traveling restrictions were imposed due the emergence of several new variants of Covid-19 across Singapore.
Singapore’s Health Ministry announced that among the new dangerous variants are: variants of concern and variants of interest.
“The Health Ministry of Malaysia wishes to inform that the National Security Council’s (NSC) 30th meeting of 2021 held on May 7, 2021, has agreed to list Singapore as one of the countries that has reported community transmission of variants of concern,” Malaysia’s Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement today.
“In line with this development, the special NSC meeting has decided that all travellers entering Malaysia from Singapore and travellers using the PCA facility must undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine at a quarantine station gazetted by the government beginning May 13.
“Travellers from Singapore are also subject to standard operating procedures for travellers arriving from countries with community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern,” he added.
Singapore on the other hand has also imposed 21-day quarantine on all Malaysian workers entering the island.