Fully vaccinated individuals allowed to travel overseas for tourism starting Oct 11

Ismail Sabri delivering his special address during a live telecast over Radio Television Malaysia (RTM). Screenshot taken from RTM live streaming today (Oct 10, 2021).

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 10: Fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to travel overseas for tourism, starting from tomorrow (October 11), says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The premier said Malaysians are no longer required to apply for My Travel Pass for overseas travel.

He added, individuals who have completed two doses of Covid-19 vaccination can also travel interstate for domestic tourism.


This came after Malaysia has achieved 90 per cent vaccination for the adult population.

“Before this, Malaysians who have to travel overseas need to apply for My Travel Pass.

“Although a few categories were allowed (for overseas travel in the past) such as for business, education and official government duties, they must apply through My Travel Pass.

“Therefore, the government has decided now that My Travel Pass is no longer required for overseas travel,” he said this during a special address telecast live over Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) at Putrajaya today.

He added, the government has also agreed to repeal My Travel Pass for Malaysians who wanted to travel overseas.

Nonetheless, Ismail Sabri said the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for those returning to Malaysia still apply.

These include undergoing Covid-19 swab tests overseas three days prior to arrival in Malaysia, upon arrival at the entry point and undergoing 14 days self-quarantine at home.

On another note, Ismail Sabri said the government is preparing the SOPs for transitioning into the endemic phase.

Without fixing a specific date for the country to transition into the endemic phase, Ismail Sabri said the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the National Security Council (MKN) are preparing the required SOPs.

He said the number of SOPs for the endemic phase might be reduced from the current 180, which involved all activities, to a lower number.

With regards to vaccination, Ismail Sabri said the latest statistics from MoH has shown that it has managed to reduce the rate of Covid-19 patients’ admission into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by 83 per cent and death rate by 88 per cent. — DayakDaily