Update on Covid-19 restrictions in Malaysia

Referring to the press release issued by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) dated 28 April 2022, starting as of 1 May 2022, fully-vaccinated inbound travelers are no longer required to undergo pre-departure and on-arrival COVID-19 tests, including children aged 12 and below, as well as those who have been infected with COVID-19 within six to 60 days before their departure to Malaysia. Travel insurance will also not be a prerequisite for foreigners entering the country.
However, inbound travelers who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 still need to undergo an RT-PCR test two days before departure as well as a professionally-administered RTK-Ag test within 24 hours upon arrival in Malaysia, and observe a five-day quarantine (quarantine exemption is only for those aged 17 and below).
The wearing of masks outdoors is optional, while still being mandatory indoors, including in shopping malls, offices, public transportation and e-hailing rides. Nevertheless, face coverings are still encouraged in crowded places and for COVID-19 high-risk groups. No more physical distancing is required, and people are now free to shake hands, but they are advised to practice good hand hygiene.
Meanwhile, check-ins via the contact tracing app MySejahtera will no longer be required, but the MySJ Trace function should be activated for contact tracing. Regardless of the vaccination status, people will be allowed to enter the premises except for those who test positive for COVID-19 and have been issued a home surveillance order.
The seven-day mandatory quarantine for positive cases remains, and the MySejahtera app is used for the COVID-19 test results submission and health assessment. However, those who test positive for COVID-19 may be released earlier from quarantine if their professionally administered RTK-Ag test on Day 4 is negative.
Kindly note that the above measures will be reviewed on a regular basis by the Government of Malaysia.

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