The Malaysian government has announced that it will ease its COVID-19 entry and quarantine requirements for travelers arriving in Malaysia.

Key Points:

  • Beginning April 1, fully vaccinated travelers and those who are medically exempt from the COVID-19 vaccination will be required to:
    • Have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure.
    • Take an antigen test at a designated facility within 24 hours after arrival.
  • Such travelers will not have to quarantine upon arrival.
  • Travelers who are not fully vaccinated and are not medically exempt will be required to quarantine for five days upon arrive, take a PCR test on the fourth day after arrival and an antigen test on the fifth day after arrival.

Additional Information: Travelers under the age of 18, regardless of their vaccination status, will be exempt from the post arrival testing and quarantine requirements. More information regarding Malaysia’s COVID-19 entry and health policies is available here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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