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Malaysia and Singapore are in talks to allow MySejahtera as vaccine passport

NewsMalaysia and Singapore are in talks to allow MySejahtera as vaccine passport

This is some great news for those who had got themselves vaccinated!

According to the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the Malaysian Government is currently in talks with the Singaporean Government to allow individuals who are fully vaccinated to travel between the 2 countries, by recognising their vaccination status as shown in the MySejahtera application.

Meanwhile, he said that the Government had engaged with several other countries to get them recognise the MySejahtera vaccine passport to allow these individuals to travel internationally.

Source: Malay Mail

“Once you have the yellow profile on your MySejahtera, that means you are fully vaccinated.” he said in the press conference to Malay Mail.

“We will use the QR code once the Covid-19 Emergency Management Technical Committee recommends allowing certain freedoms (such as international travel) that are not currently possible,” he added.

He mentioned that the talks with the Singaporean Government is at the final stage too.

Nonetheless, as different variants of the Covid-19 virus were detected throughout the world, he said that the Malaysian Government is conducting studies to ascertain whether a third vaccine booster shot is required to ensure sufficient protection against these new variants.

“This (third booster shot) will depend on the Covid-19 variants. Currently, we are still monitoring the development of the virus variants.”

“As of June 4, we have undertaken 1,076 genome sequencing to identify the type of variants in Malaysia. We will do 3,000 genomic sequencings in the next three months,” he said.

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