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 share the news that Malaysia has won the “Health and Medical Tourism: Destination of the Year” title, announced at this year’s Medical Tourism Award ceremony in London on 23 September 2020.
This is not the first time for Malaysia to win the title, as Malaysia had also claimed the title for three consecutive years from 2015 through 2017.
The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) also clinched its fourth award under the “Cluster of the Year” title. Several private Malaysian healthcare institutions further secured Malaysia’s name on the global map for healthcare as they bagged various awards namely Sunway Fertility Centre (International Fertility Clinic of the Year), Prince Court Medical Centre (International Hospital of the Year), Sunway Eye Centre (International Eye Clinic of the Year) and Thompson Hospital Kota Damansara (Best Quality Initiative).
This serves as a testament to the high standard of the quality of services provided by Malaysia’s healthcare, as we continue to battle and reduce the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic within our shores.
Meanwhile, in a statement by Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, it was announced that the government would only continue subsidising quarantine costs for Malaysian citizens. Effective September 24, foreigners entering Malaysia would be required to pay the full quarantine cost of RM4,700 for the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Malaysians would only have to pay RM2,100 for their accommodation while the operational costs of RM2,600 will be borne by the government.
However, the fee will be reduced for those sharing a room. For example, the second and third individuals who share a room with the first individual, each of them will have to pay RM700 per person. The cost of accommodation is free for children under six years old.
As of September 25, Malaysia recorded 111 new cases of Covid-19 whereas the total recovery rate is at 90.73% with 30 new recovered cases reported yesterday.