The government of Malaysia just announced the reopening of international borders on 1 April 2022!
Here is what you need to know!
Malaysia To Reopen Borders On 1 April 2022!
On 3 March 2022, the Minister of Defence announced that the 13th Quartet Meeting has agreed in principle to reopen all national borders, based on three basic objectives:
- to ensure smooth journeys for travellers,
- based on science and the latest facts on COVID-19, and
- comparing border reopening requirements with other countries.
This decision was made after the Ministry of Health had a meeting with other ministries and agencies on reopening the borders on Saturday, 26 February 2022.
On 8 March 2022, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Ismail Sabri Yaacob, announced that Malaysia will reopen all international borders on 1 April 2022.
Based on that decision in principle, the Ministry of Health and all relevant ministries and agencies will finalise the protocols for pre-departure and arrival in Malaysia.
But here is what the Prime Minister announced so far :
- All Malaysian citizens can travel freely internationally, as long as they have valid travel documents.
- All foreigners with valid travel documents can freely travel in and out of Malaysia, without apply for MyTravelPass, which will be abolished.
- All travellers have to activate MySejahtera, and fill in the Pre-Departure Form using the Traveller option in MySejahtera.
- All travellers who are fully-vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine do not need to undergo any quarantine.
- However, travellers must show a negative RT-PCR test taken within 2 days before departure.
- In addition, travellers must undergo a professionally-administered RTK-Ag test within 24 hours of arrival in Malaysia, and report the results in MySejahtera.
Read more : Malaysia To Reopen + Move Towards COVID-19 Endemicity!
More Malaysia VTL Options In Addition To Reopening Borders
In addition, the government announced that they are looking at expanding the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme that allows for quarantine-free travel.
Currently, the VTL scheme is limited to Singapore, but the Prime Minister has announced that two more VTL schemes will soon be implemented :
- Malaysia-Thailand VTL,
- Malaysia-Brunei VTL, and
The government is also looking at other countries to add to the VTL scheme.
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