16 July 2021
A new private Covid-19 screening facility has been introduced for passengers travelling through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) that will provide a safer and comfortable arrival experience.
Passengers would have shorter wait times upon arrival as they can get their Covid-19 RTK and RT-PCR results, within 15 minutes and three hours respectively.
Malaysia Airports group chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said this initiative would help tourism recovery efforts.
“We are certain that this new facility will go a long way in spurring the demand for travel once borders are reopened,” he said in a statement.
Mohd Shukrie assured that the appointed service provider is sanctioned by the Health Ministry to provide Covid-19 screening.
“In doing this, our topmost priority remains the safety aspect, and we are partnering with a service provider that has a proven track record with a robust network of facilities and the highest credibility in health testing services,” he said.
There are a total of eight locations for this screening facility – five at the KLIA main terminal and three at KLIA2. They are equipped with comfortable lounges and seating areas for passengers waiting for their test results.
Productivity tools such as computers, WiFi Internet access, portable WiFi rental and SIM card stations, as well as F&B offerings, would be available at the lounges.
“The new facility is expected to cater to around 40,000 passengers daily,” he added.
These services are provided for a fee, similar to the current services provided by the Health Ministry. The cost per passenger will be from RM60 to RM250 for Malaysians and RM90 to RM350 for foreigners.
“All arriving passengers can utilise these services, however passengers who belong to certain categories namely B40, civil servants, persons with disabilities and students, can also continue to utilise the services provided by Health Ministry as per current practice,” said Malaysia Airports.