Malaysia will fully reopen its international borders on Friday, 1 April 2022
Malaysia will fully reopen its international borders on Friday, 1 April 2022, as the country begins to transition to the COVID-19 endemic phase. Malaysia Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob has announced this reopening on Tuesday, 8 March 2022.
International travellers entering Malaysia would only need to have valid travel documents to enter and exit the country, and Malaysians can travel freely to other countries with similar open borders.
Foreign travellers will no longer need to apply via MyTravelPass, and only had to download the MySejahtera contact tracing application.
For fully vaccinated travellers, there is no need to undergo any quarantine.
Fully vaccinated travellers only need to undergo a COVID-19 Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test 2 days before departure and a professional COVID-19 Rapid Test Kit-Antigen (RTK-Ag) test within 24 hours after arrival in Malaysia.
“For those who are not fully-vaccinated, or unable to receive the vaccine due to health reasons, the health minister will detail further Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on this tomorrow,” Mr Ismail Sabri added.
For Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) countries that have not freely reopened their borders such as Indonesia and Singapore, Malaysians can still use the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) that had been agreed between Malaysia and the relevant countries.
At last!! No let’s hope they learn from Singapore and allow a choice of pre-departure tests with an option of having a rapid test instead of the brain barrier scraper.