KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 – The European Union (EU) has accepted Malaysia’s digital Covid-19 vaccination and test certificates on MySejahtera for free travel throughout the region.
EU ambassador to Malaysia, Michalis Rokas, tweeted that the recognition of equivalence between the EU’s Digital Covid Certificate and Malaysia’s MySejahtera comes into force today.
“A booster for business and tourism,” he said.
According to the decision by the EU, Malaysia shall be connected to the EU Digital Covid Certificate trust framework.
Besides Covid-19 vaccination certificates for shots by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-Oxford, Sinovac, CanSino and Sinopharm, MySejahtera also contains coronavirus test certificates for nucleic acid amplification tests (like RT-PCR), but not rapid antigen tests. Malaysia also does not issue certificates of recovery from Covid-19.
“In addition, Malaysia informed the Commission that when verifiers in Malaysia verify certificates, the personal data included in them will be processed only to verify and confirm the holder’s vaccination, test result or recovery status and will not be retained afterwards,” according to the text of the EU’s decision.