Dear Travellers, Travel & Media Partners,
In the wake of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), we would like to bring to your attention the latest updates on the travel situation in Malaysia:
Dear Friends of Malaysia,
We are pleased to inform you that Malaysia is ready to welcome healthcare travellers as the entry is subject to the immigration approval facilitated by the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) according to the standard operating procedure (SOP).
For phase one, foreign nationals who require medical treatment for critical illnesses can apply to enter Malaysia during this Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) for the healthcare travel via medical evacuation, chartered flight or private jet.
Therefore, all foreign nationals must secure confirmed treatment appointments with MHTC member hospitals as the hospital will apply for the ‘Permission to Enter Malaysia For Treatments’ to MHTC on the patient’s behalf effective July 1.
We note that based on the SOP, healthcare travellers and companion must undergo three COVID-19 PCR tests which include three days before entry at approved testing facilities, upon arrival at the hospital and on the 13th day of quarantine.
Healthcare travellers and companion must undergo 14-day isolation at MHTC member hospitals according to the hospital’s internal isolation protocol and only one companion is allowed per adult patient. For children under twelve and paediatric cases, maximum of two companions are allowed.
On the other hand, expatriates in Malaysia are allowed to leave the country for an emergency as well as medical purposes for the one-way journey as they will not be allowed to re-enter Malaysia as long as the border controls remain enforced during the Movement Control Order.
Beginning July 1, our water theme parks are also started to reopen with strict adherence to the SOP and both guidelines on the Management and Maintenance of Public Pools by the local authorities as well as the Monitoring of Pool Quality.
With this recent announcement, that means all the 54 theme parks nationwide with about 10,000 workers are given the green light to resume operations with the emphasis on social distancing.
However, the number of visitors allowed will depend on the size and capacity of the theme parks as they also need to register through the MySejahtera application, undergo body temperature screening and be provided with hand sanitizers.
As of July 1, there is an increase in the number of COVID-19 recoveries in Malaysia, totalling to 8,375 in which it represents 96.93% of the total positive cases. The total number of COVID-19 fatalities however remained at 121 cases or 1.4% of the total confirmed cases.