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Unvaccinated travellers to Malaysia must undergo five-day quarantine

Baku, March 10, AZERTAC

Beginning April 1, travellers entering Malaysia who are not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must undergo quarantine for five days, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, according to BERNAMA.

He said that once they have completed their quarantine, the individuals must comply with the stipulated Covid-19 regulations.

“For example, they are not allowed to dine-in at restaurants until they are fully vaccinated,” he told a media conference at the Parliament Building.

As for travellers who are exempted from being vaccinated due to health reasons, Khairy said they would be required to upload proof of the exemption given by health officers on their MySejahtera application.

Meanwhile, Khairy said children and teenagers aged 17 and below travelling to Malaysia need not have to undergo quarantine, irrespective of their vaccination status and, instead, only need to undergo Covid-19 RTk (Ag) test within 24 hours of arriving here.

He said the quarantine period for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Malaysia before April was still subject to the protocols stipulated previously.

“If a traveller begins undergoing quarantine on March 29, (there is) no need for a week. The quarantine order for that individual will still expire on April 1 (once the date for transition to endemic phase takes effect).

At the media conference, Khairy also launched the https://covidprotocol.moh.gov.my/ portal, which contains the current protocols for individuals regarding Covid-19.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that Malaysia would enter the “Transition to Endemic” phase and reopen its borders starting April 1.

Ismail Sabri said fully vaccinated individuals would no longer need to undergo quarantine and only need to undergo a Covid-19 RT-PCR test two days before departure and an RTK-Ag (professional) test within 24 hours upon arrival.

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