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Wanna Go Langkawi? Covid Testing Now Mandatory For EVERYONE (Except Little Kids)

Wanna Go Langkawi? Covid Testing Now Mandatory For EVERYONE (Except Little Kids)

Everyone from the age of 7 and above must be tested to be allowed to travel to the island.

Akmal Hakim

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“We need to be careful,” said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin when announcing that travellers heading on vacation to Langkawi would first need to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screenings at least 48 hours before departure.

In a statement, KJ explained that all domestic tourists from the age of seven and above must be tested before they can be allowed to travel to the island.

Testing for children under the age of six however will only be done conditionally if the child can produce the saliva that is needed for the test.

Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians who’ve been fully vaccinated, not infected with the virus or have had close contact with positive cases.

Everyone heading to the island should, first and foremost, abide by health guidelines and SOPs.

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Screenings will be conducted at airports and ferry terminals heading to Langkawi, and only those with negative test results will be allowed to travel.

Those who test positive for the virus, along with their close contacts, won’t get to travel and would be isolated and attended to accordingly.

There are basically three ways for travellers to get themselves tested;

  • Travellers can perform their own Covid-19 RT-PCR or RTK-Antigen tests at any public or private medical facility within a period of 48-hours before departure. Just bring along your negative tests results to the airport or ferry terminal for inspection.
  • Travellers can purchase self-test kits in advance and bring em’ along to the airport or ferry terminal, and screen themselves there at the designated area provided.
  • Purchase a self-test kit provided at the airport or ferry dock, and get tested there.

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