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Malaysia Ready To Open Borders, Faster Disembarkation With Emphasis On Safety And Efficiency

Malaysia Ready To Open Borders, Faster Disembarkation With Emphasis On Safety And Efficiency

International travellers will be issued with a traveller’s card for safe and smooth travel.

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The government will ensure that the process of opening the country’s borders , including air and land routes on April 1, runs smoothly, safely, efficiently and without much bureaucracy. 

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said his ministry, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport (MOT), would ensure Malaysia is well prepared and safe for tourists. 

The government will also ensure that the process of entry of foreign tourists at the country’s air gates can be shortened to 35 to 45 minutes compared to the current hour. 

Therefore, many prerequisites need to be complied with and completed by foreign tourists before entering the country, including uploading the MySejahtera application and the Covid-19 screening test.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on new protocols for for international arrivals.

Fast And Easy

All the prerequisites must be done before they board the plane, thus avoiding congestion at the airport. 

All tourists need to download MySejahtera, upload the PCR test results and fill in the pre-release form.

When it is complete, they will be able to get a traveller’s card through MySejahtera and be allowed to board the plane.

Once a tourist arrives, the person goes through immigration and if there is no problem with the documents, they can enter.

On arrival testing can be done at the airport or can be done outside within 24 hours, which is RTK Antigen which is done professionally.

The two testing methods conducted at KLIA starting 1 April are RTK Antigen and breath test, and the cost will be borne by the traveler.

Khairy was met by the media after attending a briefing session on readiness for the opening of the country’s border at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today.

Also present was Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wee Ka Siong. 

Khairy added that from 1 April, all Covid-19 screening test facilities at KLIA and KLIA2 will be closed.

Details on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the opening of the country’s borders, including air and sea, would be announced in a press conference on Tuesday. 

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MOH And Transport Ministry Working Together

Meanwhile, the Transport Ministry will ensure that all matters, especially at KLIA and KLIA2 can run smoothly once the national border opens on 1 April.

Wee said the government is in a state of caution and all matters should be done well and simplified. 

Therefore, we have instructed all airlines to ensure that every passenger downloads the MySejahtera application because it is a prerequisite to enter Malaysia. It will be able to reduce congestion when arriving in the country.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wee Ka Siong on the use of MySejahtera for international arrivals.

At the same time, he said the airborne Vaccination Travel Route (VTL) program that was introduced earlier received good response with the participation of 277,800 people. 

He said the good response is commendable and has a big impact on the country’s economic recovery.

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