3 December 2021
Travelers who arrive at KLIA from high-risk Covid-19 countries will now have to wear digital tracking devices throughout their home surveillance and quarantine periods.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this is in light of the increasing spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant and Malaysia gradually reopening its borders.
“This list (high-risk countries) will be prepared by the Health Ministry,” he said at a press conference here today.
It is understood that due to signal restrictions, tracking devices were initially required for international travelers observing home quarantine in the Klang Valley only. The issue has since been resolved to cover those observing home quarantine all over the country.
So far 600 devices are believed to be in use.
The government would also continue restricting travel to the eight countries listed earlier, Khairy said.
He said the Singapore-Malaysia Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) would continue with an additional requirement for self-testing on the first and seventh day for those coming from the republic.
Following a discussion with Singapore Health Minister Ong Ye Kung earlier today, he said both countries also agreed to update the situation daily and coordinate any action plans accordingly.
“For the Langkawi Travel Bubble, those arriving from other countries have to undergo additional tests on the third and fifth day if they wish to travel to the island. The type of test is RTK antigen professional.”
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