Strict procedures for travellers from abroad entering Malaysia effective Jan 13 – Minister Khairy

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PUTRAJAYA JAN.12:  Travellers from abroad with positive RT-PCT test results will not be allowed to enter Malaysia and at the same time there are cases where they arrived with COVID-19 infections’ history.

Minister of Health (MOH) Khairy Jamaluddin said, based on the data and scientific proofs and experiences of other countries related to travellers that have been infected with COVID-19, the government has taken several approaches to tackle the issue.

Khairy said, travellers should be fully vaccinated with proof; the proof that they have been infected by COVID-19 within 11 days till 60 days before departure to Malaysia through laboratory tests and printed or digitalised; travellers with the history of hospitalisation due to COVID-19 infection should provide a letter “Fit to Travel” from the medical practitioners from the hospital concerned.

“For travellers that have been isolated or separated at the residence including hotel due to COVID-19 infection and not hospitalised, they should undergo professional RTK antigen test (Ag) within two days before leaving for Malaysia.

“Only individual with negative result will be allowed to continue the journey. All documents relating the above should be brought and shown to flight and health authorities at the entry point if requested,” Khairy said in a statement here today.

Khairy added, travellers should also follow the requirements when they arrived in Malaysia including downloading and filling in the health declaration in MySejahtera  apps, travellers are required to scan QR Code “traveller from abroad” using MySejahtera Apps when arriving at the International Entry Door (PMA) Malaysia, traveller should undergo health status test including scanning the body temperature at PMA and travellers should undergo COVID-19 tracing test using RTK Ag in front of government health and private staff at PMA.

According to Khairy, travellers that have been infected by COVID-19 within 11 days until 60 days and fully vaccinated need not have to undergo compulsory quarantine.

However Khairy said, they still have to undergo COVID-19 tracing test using RTK Ag in front of government or private staff at PMA. For travellers who have not been fully vaccinated or not vaccinated the traveller will have to undergo seven days quarantine at the quarantine station and have to undergo COVID-19 tracing using RTK Ag in front of the government or private health staff placed at PMA.

“All the entry procedures set on travellers who have been infected by COVID-19 will be effective on Thursday 13th January 2022,” Khairy said. –Malaysia World News


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