International Travel Now Permitted For Malaysians Without Requirement For MyTravelPass

Source – berita harian
  • From 11th October 2021 onwards, Malaysians who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will be permitted to travel internationally without the Immigration Department’s MyTravelPass (MTP).

  • Malaysians travelling abroad will be required to undergo quarantine for 14 days upon their return, as specified by the Ministry of Health.

International Travel Now Permitted For Malaysians Without Requirement For MyTravelPass

According to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the government has decided to permit Malaysians who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to travel internationally without the Immigration Department’s MyTravelPass (MTP) starting October 11th 2021.

He said that the decision to abolish MTP was decided, among other reasons, to reunite family members and spouses separated from Malaysians working overseas and those conducting business activities.

“However, the approval is subject to the individual having been completely vaccinated and travellers are still required to undergo quarantine upon returning to the country,” he stated at a special media conference this evening that was aired live on local television stations and social media platforms.

MTP, which was established by the Immigration Department on October 7 last year, is a permit system that allows Malaysians and foreigners to enter and exit the country.

When asked about the country’s newly opened checkpoints for foreign visitors, Ismail Sabri said that they remain closed except for emergencies or official government activity.

“The Health Ministry (MOH) will be evaluating the opening of national gateways to foreign tourists and it will be announced soon,” PM Sabri said.

Ismail Sabri clarified, saying Malaysians travelling abroad will be required to undergo quarantine for 14 days upon their return, as specified by the Ministry of Health.

Malaysians, he said, would be permitted to undergo quarantine at home, while the MOH will offer quarantine centres in certain circumstances.

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“Those entering the country will also be required to undergo COVID-19 screening tests in their country of origin, which is three days before arriving in Malaysia and they must also undergo the stipulated quarantine period,” he said.

When asked whether other countries would welcome Malaysian visitors, Ismail Sabri said that it would depend on respective entry requirements for each country.

“Previously, we had proposed the Green Travel Bubble and seven countries were open to the idea. The MOH will consider this matter before allowing the country’s borders to be reopened,” PM Sabri said.

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