Covid-19 insurance for foreign travellers no longer required, testing lifted for vaccinated travellers aged 13 and above

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By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, April 27: Covid-19 insurance for non-Malaysian travellers will no longer be required for entry into the country.

At the same time, vaccinated travellers aged 13 and above, as well as anyone who has recovered from a Covid-19 infection in the previous six to 60 days, will no longer be required to take Covid-19 tests upon arrival in Malaysia.


This was announced by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin in a hybrid press conference streamed live today from Putrajaya.

“Additionally, travellers aged 12 and under, regardless of vaccination status, do not have to undergo Covid-19 tests upon arrival.

“All categories of travellers, including Umrah, Haj, and foreign workers, will be subject to the same policy.

“Umrah and Hajj pilgrims must receive booster vaccines before departing for the Holy Land,” he said, referring to pilgrimage to Mecca. — DayakDaily