Travellers to Malaysia risk deportation if fail to undergo professional RTK-Ag test within 24 hours upon arrival

Khairy Jamaluddin - file pic

KUCHING, March 25: Travellers who fail to undergo a professional RTK-Ag test for Covid-19 within 24 hours upon arrival in Malaysia could face deportation, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said the travellers’ MySejahtera status would also turn red, so they would not be allowed to enter any business premises in the country.

“The RTK-Ag test must be done professionally because it (the results) must be included in MySejahtera. Therefore, only certified laboratories can do it.


“Travellers are required to undergo the professional RTK-Ag test either at private health facilities at the country’s border gates or outside the premises within 24 hours,” he said, according to a news report by Bernama yesterday.

Khairy also said the directive would take effect from April 1.

He added that fully vaccinated travellers whose test results were positive and in Categories 1 and 2 must observe the home surveillance order (HSO) for seven days at their accommodation. ― DayakDaily