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KKM: Covid-19 tests no longer required for certain groups of travellers

NewsKKM: Covid-19 tests no longer required for certain groups of travellers

The requirement for Covid-19 testing before departure and upon arrival to Malaysia has been dropped starting 1 May for certain categories of travellers, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin in a statement.

This includes fully vaccinated travellers aged 18 and above as well as those aged 17 and below, regardless of vaccination status.

Source: NST

In addition, those who have recovered from Covid-19 infection 6 to 60 days before their date of departure, irrespective of vaccination status, are also exempted from testing.

According to Bernama, Khairy said that travellers aged 18 and above who have yet to complete vaccination are required to take a Covid-19 screening test within 24 hours after arrival using RTK antigen.

This must be taken under the supervision of a private medical practitioner registered with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) either physically or virtually.

“If the test results are negative, travellers are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for five days in the place of accommodation; do RT-PCR testing on the fourth day or an RTK-Antigen test on the fifth day,”

“Travellers will be released from quarantine once the RT-PCR and RTK-Antigen test results are negative. If the results are positive, the travellers will be managed according to the existing positive case procedures,” he added.

Meanwhile, travellers who are showing symptoms at our country’s international entry points, they are required to take an RTK-Antigen test.

Khairy also said that all travellers must display their “traveller’s card” at the MySejahtera application upon arrival at Malaysia’s international entry points.

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