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Malaysia to fully reopen borders to international travellers from April 1

Travellers entering Malaysia would only need to have valid travel documents to enter and exit the country

Delfina Utomo
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Delfina Utomo
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It's official – starting April 1, Malaysia is set to fully reopen its borders as part of the country's process of moving into the endemic phase. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that what this means is that international travellers entering Malaysia would only need to have valid travel documents to enter and exit the country. On top of that, Malaysians can also travel freely to other countries with similar open borders. 

Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to undergo any quarantine procedures. They will only need to take a Covid-19 reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test two days before departure and a professional Covid-19 rapid test kit-antigen (RTK-Ag) test within 24 hours after arrival in Malaysia. 

For countries that have not fully reopened their borders such as neighbouring countries Indonesia and Singapore, Malaysians can utilise the vaccinated travel lanes (VTLs) that had been agreed on between Putrajaya and the relevant countries, the prime minister said. 

As for matters of the Causeway, the current land crossing arrangement in place is the land VTL scheme, meaning travellers can book bus tickets on either Transtar or Causeway Link. So far, both Singapore and Malaysia authorities have also not revealed any plans to allow drivers to use the Causeway. 

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