Malaysia has introduced protocols for travellers in conjunction with border reopening on April 1.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said travellers coming into the country need to complete certain measures prior to departure and upon arrival.
“(This is to) make Malaysia a safe destination and avoid congestion in international gateways,” he said at a broadcast press conference today.
Pre-departure measures for travellers are as follows:
- Download MySejahtera application and register themselves
- Complete pre-departure forms accessed through the ‘Traveller’ icon on MySejahtera.
- Report and upload PCR test results taken two days prior to departure. Travellers who have gotten Covid-19 six to 60 days prior to travel are allowed to take a professional RTK Antigen (Ag) test instead.
- Non-Malaysian travellers are required to obtain travel insurance.
Fully vaccinated travellers who have completed the above steps will receive a “Digital Travellers Card” whereas non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers will be issued a Home Surveillance Order for five days.
“Those who do obtain a travellers card or Home Surveillance Order are not allowed to proceed to the check-in counter of their airline company,” Khairy said.
Upon arrival, travellers will be subjected to a thermal scanner, and are then allowed to proceed to the immigration counter.
They will be required to take a professional RTK Antigen test within 24 hours.
Failure to do so would result in their MySejahtera status turning red, Khairy said.
Covid-19 positive travellers
Khairy said any traveller who tests positive for Covid-19 will be issued a Home Surveillance Order.
“Fully vaccinated travellers under Category 1 and 2 will be issued a home surveillance order for seven days at their (chosen) place of stay.
“However, those who are in Category 3 and above are required to seek treatment at a quarantine centre or a private hospital.
“Travellers who are partially or non-vaccinated travellers will be issued a 10 day home surveillance order,” he said.
Fully vaccinated travellers who test negative for Covid-19 are exempted from quarantine, whereas partially or non-vaccinated travellers are issued a home surveillance order for five days and are required to test themselves after day four.
Children aged six years and below are not required to take the test. – Malaysiakini