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5-day quarantine for unvaccinated travellers to Malaysia

They must also comply with the country's Covid-19 regulations after that.

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Malaysia reopens its borders to international travellers on April 1.
Malaysia reopens its borders to international travellers on April 1.

Beginning April 1, travellers entering Malaysia who are not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must undergo quarantine for five days, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today.

He added that once they have completed their quarantine, they must comply with the stipulated Covid-19 regulations.

“For example, they are not allowed to dine in at restaurants until they are fully vaccinated,” he told a media conference at Parliament today.

As for travellers who are exempted from vaccination due to health reasons, Khairy said they would be required to upload proof of the exemption given by health officers on their MySejahtera application.

Meanwhile, Khairy said children and teenagers aged 17 and below travelling to Malaysia need not undergo quarantine, irrespective of their vaccination status. Instead, they only need to take a Covid-19 RTK (Ag) test within 24 hours of their arrival.

He said the quarantine period for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Malaysia before April was still subject to the protocol previously set out.

“If a traveller begins undergoing quarantine on March 29, (there is) no need for a week. The quarantine order for that individual will still expire on April 1 (once the date for transition to endemic phase takes effect).”

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