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Khairy: Foreign travellers entering Malaysia must have at least US$20,000 insurance coverage

NewsKhairy: Foreign travellers entering Malaysia must have at least US$20,000 insurance coverage

The Malaysian government has set a minimum insurance coverage (for Covid-19 and travelling) of US$20,000 (≈RM84,090) for all foreigners travelling to Malaysia starting 1 April.

In a statement, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this regulation applies to all non-citizens entering Malaysia with short-term social visit passes, irrespective of their Covid-19 vaccination status.

“Previously, the ministry announced a general protocol that must be abided by all travellers entering Malaysia, in line with the reopening of Malaysia’s borders on 1 April.”

“One of the protocols is the need for all travellers to declare via MySejahtera that they have an insurance protection policy that covers for travel and Covid-19, before departure.” Khairy said.

However, Khairy said fully-vaccinated Singaporean citizens, as well as permanent residents and long-term pass holders of Malaysia and Singapore, are being exempted from the travel insurance requirement.

He added that this exemption applies to all travellers who enter Malaysia through Singapore via air, land or sea.

Meanwhile, Khairy said that the responsibility of every individual and the solidarity among communities was crucial aspects of the country’s efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection.

Source: Sin Chew

He also reminded us that although the country is entering the endemic phase, members of the public are still required to wear a face mask whenever there is a presence of another individual and to always wash their hands with either soap or hand sanitiser.

Khairy also urges the public to avoid mass gatherings, which can make it difficult to adopt physical distancing, and places with poor ventilation.

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