Our nation’s battle against COVID-19 is still not over. With the relaxation of pandemic-related limitations for foreign visitors and Malaysians who have received the vaccine, you may be itching to take a trip abroad. It won’t, however, be business as usual.
As Malaysia’s international borders reopen on 1 April, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that a website — COVID Protocol — will be set up to help travellers and Malaysians arriving in the country which will be updated periodically.
Berkuatkuasa 1 April 2022, berikut adalah prosedur pengujian dan kuarantin kepada pengembara yang tiba di Malaysia. Perincian prosedur melalui pengembaraan jalan darat akan diumumkan dalam masa terdekat. pic.twitter.com/sTnIXIhjng— KKMalaysia🇲🇾 (@KKMPutrajaya) March 9, 2022
Variations in mask specifications, ever-changing quarantine regulations, and wildly fluctuating prices are all possibilities depending on where you’re travelling. So, to aid you in navigating pandemic-era travel, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (KKM) has launched this new dedicated website with travel and health protocols related to COVID-19.
Khairy also went into detail on the entry procedures for visitors visiting Malaysia.
If an individual begins their quarantine on 29 March, they will be free to return to their normal activities on 1 April 2022.
Effective 1 April 2022, this is the new protocol for travellers arriving at Malaysia international borders/entrance (PMA). pic.twitter.com/1kfmtUXz1Y— KKMalaysia🇲🇾😷 (@KKMPutrajaya) March 9, 2022
Also, children and teenagers under the age of 17 are exempt from quarantine regardless of vaccination status.
Only the COVID-19 rapid test kit (RTK) antigen test is required, and it must be completed within 24 hours of arrival in Malaysia.
For the rest, if they’re unvaccinated or not fully vaxxed, travellers must undergo a five-day quarantine upon arrival. Conditions imposed by Malaysia’s government must be followed after quarantine is concluded. For example, unvaccinated people cannot dine in a restaurant.
Travellers who are exempt from vaccinations owing to health reasons must upload proof of exemption provided by the medical officer into the MySejahtera app.
More details for land travels will be announced soon.