VTL Users Required To Do Covid Self-Test On Third And Seventh Day After Arrival

Travelers utilising the Malaysia-Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) through air or land will be required to take a Covid-19 self-test on the third and seventh days after their arrival.


VTL Users Required To Do Covid Self-Test On Third And Seventh Day After Arrival

Travelers utilising the Malaysia-Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) through air or land will be required to take a Covid-19 self-test on the third and seventh days after their arrival.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that the results must be submitted using the MySejahtera app.

The establishment of VTLs between countries that have reported Omicron transmission or are subject to a temporary travel restriction imposed by the government would also be delayed, he noted.

“This postponement will be until a clearer picture is obtained on the transmission of Omicron on a global level,” he said.

source - FMT

Khairy stated that the Immigration Department's autogate system would be temporarily disabled with immediate effect to enable immigration officers to conduct travel history checks on travellers.

He stated that flights carrying passengers from countries that have reported Omicron infections or are subject to a temporary travel restriction imposed by the ministry would be permitted to enter Malaysia only via Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

These travellers, as well as those who have visited these countries within the past 14 days, will be denied access to the Langkawi travel bubble program.

Separately, Khairy said that the government would continue the six-month interval for booster shots, with the exception of individuals who had the Sinovac vaccination, who will receive theirs after a three-month interval.

“There will be an announcement next week for those who are immunocompromised as to the new interval for them.

“For the general public, it will still be six months and we will continue to review this. Most countries have retained the six-month interval, but we are aware that some have shortened the interval due to winter.

“We don’t have it (winter) in Malaysia, but we will continue to monitor and should the situation necessitate a shorter interval period, we will make that announcement,” he said.

Source: The Star

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