Malaysia does away with filling up inbound traveller’s card as Covid-19 is beneath management, Latest World News
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Inbound travellers to Malaysia from Monday (Aug 1) will not should refill the Traveller’s Card on the MySejahtera app.
MySejahtera is akin to Singapore’s TraceTogether app.
Malaysian immigration officers at the moment verify the MySejahtera app on travellers’ cell phones to make sure they’ve declared their well being standing within the digital Traveller’s Card kind earlier than permitting them into the nation.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin mentioned the relief of this rule is aimed toward simplifying the entry process for travellers to Malaysia, because of the present state of the well being system, which is at and managed stage.
“The Health Ministry will always increase the activity of monitoring internal symptoms among travellers at all international points of entry into Malaysia,” Mr Khairy mentioned in an announcement Saturday (July 30).
On arrival, travellers detected to have a fever by way of the thermal scanner or discovered to be unwell will likely be referred for re-examination by the well being division, he mentioned.
After a well being evaluation is made and if there’s a case of suspected sickness on account of infectious illnesses akin to Covid-19, monkeypox, MERS-CoV or others, the traveller will likely be referred to a close-by well being facility for additional check-up and remedy.
“Accordingly, all newly arrived travellers from abroad must practice self-health status monitoring, comply with the set standard operating procedures and are advised to go to a nearby health facility for examination if unwell,” mentioned Mr Khairy.