Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced that foreign travellers entering Malaysia will no longer have to fill up and complete the Traveller’s Card in the MySejahtera app from 1 August onwards.
According to Bernama, Khairy explained that doing away with this requirement would help travellers to enter the country much easier.
He added that this is also due to the current conditions of the health system being good and controlled.
On the other hand, Khairy assured Malaysians that the Health Ministry will always step up activities to monitor symptoms among travellers at all of Malaysia’s international entry points.
Starting 1 August, travellers will be referred for further health checks upon arrival at such international entry points if the thermal scanner detects them as having a fever or if the travellers themselves indicate they are not well.
“After health assessment is carried out and if they are suspected of having infectious diseases such as Covid-19, monkeypox, MERS-CoV or others, they will be referred to nearby health facilities for further checks and treatment,” Khairy said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Khairy also reminded all travellers who had just arrived in Malaysia to monitor their own health status and comply with the standard operating procedures. They are also advised to visit a nearby health facility for checks if they are unwell.
In July, Khairy had already announced that Malaysian citizens returning to Malaysia would no longer have to fill up the Traveller’s Card in MySejahtera starting 4 July.
At that time, he said the removal of the requirement will happen in stages for non-citizens, as Malaysia would also in the future be easing travel back to the country for those with social passes, student visas and permanent residents.
With this announcement, that would mean every traveller who enters Malaysia, whether citizens or non-citizens, will no longer have to fill up the Traveller’s Pass in MySejahtera.