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MALAYSIA READY TO WELCOME INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS AS BORDERS FULLY REOPEN ON 1 APRIL  

 Malaysia is all set to welcome back international travellers  after the government announced the full reopening of its borders for the first time after  nearly two years of COVID-19 pandemic-related closures as the nation is transitioning to endemic phase, beginning 1 April 2022. 

Fully-vaccinated travellers can enjoy quarantine-free travel and are only required to take the COVID-19 RT-PCR test two days before departure and undergo professionally  administered RTK-Ag within 24 hours upon arrival in Malaysia. 

To ease the entry process to Malaysia, travellers with valid travel documents can enter  Malaysia by downloading and activating the MySejahtera contact tracing app (from Apple  App Store, Google Play Store or Huawei AppGallery) and completing the pre-departure  form under the ‘Traveller’ icon without the need to apply for MyTravelPass, which will be  abolished. 

However, international travellers who are not fully vaccinated must undergo five-day  quarantine upon arrival. Meanwhile, children and young people aged 12 to 17 are  allowed for quarantine-free entry and only need to undergo professionally administered  COVID-19 RTK-Ag within 24 hours upon arrival in Malaysia. 

The use of face masks in public places and MySejahtera check-in at premises remain in  place as standard practice under the endemic phase, especially in confined areas with  large crowds. The government also set out the return of full-capacity activities even  though physical distancing would still be encouraged. 

YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia said,  “We are delighted with the latest government’s announcement for the resumption of  international travel, and look forward to engaging with airlines and travel trade to ramp  up marketing efforts to promote Malaysia as a safe travel destination. 

“With the upcoming reopening of international borders, it is timely for our marketing  agency, Tourism Malaysia to implement its Strategic Plan 2022-2026 in undertaking  strategic transformation, forging smart partnerships, enhancing tourism promotion and  optimising its strategic communication as well as media engagement,” Nancy said. 

For more information on the latest standard operating procedures (SOP) for border  reopening, please visit our website at https://www.malaysia.travel/travel-alert

 

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