Malaysia Lifts Quarantine For Vaxxed Travellers Previously Infected With Covid

Fully vaccinated international arrivals must show proof of Covid-19 infection 11-60 days before departure to Malaysia, with lab test results, to be exempt from quarantine.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 – International arrivals in Malaysia who have completed Covid-19 vaccination and were previously infected with the virus are exempted from mandatory quarantine effective tomorrow.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said travellers must show proof of complete coronavirus inoculation and proof of Covid-19 infection 11 to 60 days before departure to Malaysia via printed or digital laboratory test results. 

Travellers with a history of hospital admission for Covid-19 must also show a “fit to travel” certificate from medical practitioners at the hospital they were admitted to.

For travellers who were isolated at home or in a hotel because of Covid-19 infection and were not admitted to hospital, they must test negative on a professional antigen rapid test two days before departure.

International travellers are required to take an antigen rapid test for Covid-19 upon arrival at airports in Malaysia.

“On arrival in Malaysia, travellers who were previously infected with Covid-19 and have completed Covid-19 vaccination do not need to undergo mandatory quarantine,” Khairy said in a statement today.

“However, travellers who have not completed vaccination or are unvaccinated will be issued a seven-day quarantine order at a quarantine facility.”

The usual quarantine protocols apply to arrivals who were not previously infected with the coronavirus.

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