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Chapter 1

What You Should Know About Covid-19 Travel SOPs

Travelling in the new normal requires additional preparation so that we can all enjoy our holidays safely. Following are some key checklists to help you get ready.

Whether you are Malaysian or non-Malaysian, the following requirements imposed by the Malaysian Goverment will apply to you if you need to re-enter Malaysia:

  1. Ensure travellers completes the health declaration form prior to arriving to Malaysia.
  2. Check-In at the point of entry (Arrival Check-In) using the MySejahtera QR Code Scanner.
  3. Issuance of “Home Surveillance Order” (HSO) digitally to the MySejahtera user profile for a total duration of 7 days for vaccinated individuals and 10 days for unvaccinated individuals.​
  4. Performing daily self-assessment throughout the period of 14 days home quarantine.
  5. Reminder to the “person under surveillance” undergoing HSO to go for a lab test on day 5 for vaccinated individuals and on day 8 for unvaccinated individuals.​
  6. Digital HSO will be completed on MySejahtera user profile automatically on day 7 or day 10.​

Source: https://mysejahtera.malaysia.gov.my/traveler_en/#picture

How to download MySejahtera Travel Guide

If you are a foreigner entering Malaysia, you will need to download this app upon arrival in Malaysia.

You will also need to log in to this app to report daily on your health updates during your quarantine period as well as show your digital user profile for the duration of your stay in Malaysia.

You can download the MySejahtera Travel Guide here.

When should you take the Covid-19 self-test

Malaysian Ministry of Health guidelines on Covid-19 self-testing recommends all fully vaccinated individuals to still undergo self-testing if you are planning to take part in the following activities:

  • Cross state borders in Malaysia for vacations or going back to your hometown
  • Visting elderly relatives
  • Attend large scale religious gatherings
  • Attend public conferences or conventions
  • Participate in team sports or recreational activities
  • Watch a mass sporting or entertainment programme in a physical location
  • Attend a social gathering involving members of other households (like weddings, birthday parties and anniversary celebrations)

For more information on self-testing guidelines, you can refer to the National Covid-19 Testing Strategy here.

Travel insurance guidelines for visitors to Malaysia

Traditional travel insurance products normally does not include coverage of pandemic-related risk but with international borders gradually opening up, many countries now require travellers to have travel insurance that cover the medical expenses related to Covid-29.

Travel insurance for tourists visiting Malaysia
While Malaysians are not required to buy travel insurance for travelling within the country, the government has made it compulsory for non-Malaysians who travel to Malaysia to have Covid-19 travel insurance coverage.

SOPs for Malaysians travelling to Singapore
Meanwhile Malaysians can now travel to Singapore using the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL). Under the VTL, fully vaccinated travellers from Malaysia can enter Singapaore without quarantine, subject to COVID-19 testing SOPs.

For more detailed guidelines, refer to the requirements below from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore for:
Overview of VTL SOPs
Step-by-step travel checklist
Covid-19 PCR test procedure on arrival at Changi Airport

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