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,
As we usher in the month of August, we would like to wish a Happy National Month to all our fellow Malaysians!
In line with the mandatory wearing of masks in public places and on public transport since August 1, the government has clarified that crowded public places include high density areas such as supermarkets, tourist areas, cinemas, markets, farmers’ markets and night markets. However, it is not compulsory to wear masks in private vehicles or during physical activities. Children under two years of age are also exempted from the rule.
To ensure for more effective efforts in contact tracing, the government has announced that business outlets are required to use MySejahtera application as their primary contact tracing method for their customers and patrons. The application will soon be gazetted as mandatory by the Attorney General’s Chambers. This rule will be applicable to all stores and businesses nationwide, except in areas with poor internet connectivity.
For travellers who are permitted to enter the country, the Ministry of Health has released infographics on the health requirements as a guide for reference. All travellers are strictly advised to refer to the requirements prior to making plans to enter Malaysia. Please refer to the Health Requirements for Travellers Who are Permitted to Enter Malaysia as well as the Step-by-Step Guideline on the Usage and Registration on MySejahtera App.
Yesterday, Malaysia records one new case of Covid-19. As of August 4, the number of recovery cases increases to 8,684 which brings the total rate of recovery to 96.47%.
Stay safe, wear a mask.