7 Day Quarantine At Designated Centres Compulsory For Foreign Workers Entering Malaysia

source – FMT

All new foreign workers arriving in Malaysia must undergo a seven-day quarantine period at designated quarantine centres, expense to be borne by the firm that brings them in.

7 Day Quarantine At Designated Centres Compulsory For Foreign Workers Entering Malaysia

According to Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, all new foreign workers arriving in Malaysia must undergo a seven-day quarantine period at designated quarantine centres.

The Home Minister also said that the expense of new foreign worker quarantine must be borne by the firms that bring them in.

“The special committee of pandemic management chaired by the Prime Minister had recently allowed foreign workers to enter the country, starting with the plantation sector.”

“The foreign workers can only enter the country via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and KLIA2. They will also be allowed to enter Sabah and Sarawak through entry points that will be decided later,” he added.

The duration of the quarantine period, according to Hamzah, is determined by the Health Ministry.

source - berita harian

“Employers are responsible to bear the cost for the quarantine stay, asides from other costs to bring the workers into the country," said Hamzah, at a press conference after a joint meeting with Human Resources Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.

Saravanan previously said that 32,000 foreign employees in the plantation industry will be recruited into the nation in stages commencing in early November.

Following the entry ban imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the country had stopped accepting foreign workers.

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