No more Covid-19 screening for Langkawi visitors

No more Covid-19 screening for Langkawi visitors

Travellers heading to Langkawi will no longer need to undergo Covid-19 testing before their departure, according to health minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

According to Bernama, the directive comes into effect from today.

The relaxation of the rule comes just a day after interstate border restrictions were lifted nationwide, with Khairy earlier saying that screening would not be mandatory to travel, but is advised.

According to The Malaysian Insight, Khairy said the decision was made after positive cases were detected in just 0.4% of the 54,341 tests performed during the travel bubble pilot.

He added that travellers were still advised to self-test before embarking on their journey, while full vaccination remains a requirement.

“For individuals who are confirmed positive and are in the period of isolation and monitoring, they are not allowed to travel,” he said, adding this also applies to close contacts of those in quarantine or under home surveillance orders.

Announcing the relaxations on Sunday, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob also said Malaysians were allowed to travel out of the country if they were fully vaccinated, but would be subject to local quarantine requirements upon their return. - FMT