Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has just announced that travellers who are fully vaccinated but with a history of Covid-19 infection within 11-60 days are not required to undergo mandatory quarantine when they arrive in Malaysia.
However, these travellers are still required to go through a Covid-19 RTK Ag screening in front of a government or private healthcare staff at the international arrival doors.
They will be required to show the following documents too,
- proof of full vaccination,
- printed laboratory test results confirming their infection was between 11 and 60 days prior to departure, and
- A certified medical letter stating that they are fit to travel (if they had been hospitalised)
For those who had isolated at home or at the hotel instead of being admitted to the hospital after getting Covid-19, they must conduct a Covid-19 RTK Ag at least 2 days before departing for Malaysia. Only those who are tested negative are allowed to continue with their journey.
The new guidelines for fully vaccinated travellers who have contracted COVID-19 will take into effect immediately starting today (13 January). As for other fully vaccinated travellers without a history of COVID-19 infection, they are still required to adhere to the existing guidelines.
On the other hand, travellers who are partially or not vaccinated will have to undergo a mandatory 7-day quarantine at designated quarantine centres upon arrival. They will also be required to perform a Covid-19 RTK Ag screening too.
According to Khairy, these new guidelines are based on scientific data and evidence as well as the latest developments in other countries that have been dealing with travellers infected with COVID-19.
At the same time, Khairy reminded travellers entering Malaysia to adhere to the SOP set by the Ministry of Health.
Khairy has also reminded all eligible fully vaccinated individuals to go for their booster shot to ensure optimal protection, avoid severe symptoms and other complications.