Mandatory Covid Testing For 6 Days For Selected Travellers

International and domestic travellers using the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) by air or land, the Langkawi International Travel Bubble (LITB), or the One Stop Centre (OSC) for short-term business visits will be required to undergo the Covid-19 test for six days after they arrive in Malaysia.


Mandatory Covid Testing For 6 Days For Selected Travellers

International and domestic travellers using the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) by air or land, the Langkawi International Travel Bubble (LITB), or the One Stop Centre (OSC) for short-term business visits will be required to undergo the Covid-19 test for six days after they arrive in Malaysia.

According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the requirement will take effect tomorrow and is intended to enhance the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) current preventive and control measures for preventing the transmission and spread of the Omicron variant throughout the nation.

Travellers under these categories must undergo Covid-19 detection test upon arrival in Malaysia, RTK-Ag test or Rapid Antigen Test (self-test) on the second, fourth and sixth day after arrival.

They would also need to undergo a professional RTK-Ag test on the third and fifth day after arriving. In addition, LITB travellers must undergo an RT-PCR test at least 48 hours earlier before leaving Langkawi island.

Source - The Straits Times

All test results must be reported through the MySejahtera application,” he said in a statement.

According to Khairy, the travellers must also be fully vaccinated and undergo RT-PCR testing at least 48 hours ahead of their trip dates, substituting the previous process of 72 hours prior to departure.

Meanwhile, he said that travellers from five countries having confirmed Omicron cases in the community, such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, France, and Norway, would be required to undergo a 48-hour RT-PCR swab test prior to departure for Malaysia.

They, too, would be obliged to carry a digital tracking device at all times throughout their necessary quarantine period, he said.

Khairy said that travellers (Malaysian citizens and holders of long-term visit passes) travelling from eight countries affected by the current travel ban must also wear a digital tracking device at designated isolation centres during their mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

According to him, preventative actions will be evaluated regularly.

As of yesterday, 43 nations have reported instances of Omicron infection.

Malaysia placed temporary travel restrictions on eight countries on Nov. 27, including South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.

Source – The Star

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