Ismail Sabri: International school and university students studying in Malaysia can return


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  • Friday, 19 Jun 2020

PETALING JAYA: International students studying at public and private higher learning institutions as well as international schools can return to Malaysia to resume their studies, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) said these students need not apply to the Immigration Department but have to register with the Education Ministry or the Higher Education Ministry.

"They need to register as the Immigration Department needs the list given by the Education and Higher Education Ministries for reference at the airports,” he said in his regular briefing here Friday (June 19).

Ismail added that these students must undergo Covid-19 testing in their country of origin or as soon as they land here.

He said students coming in from green zone countries need not be quarantined while those from red zones must undergo the 14-day quarantine process.

He added that these students must also download the MySejahtera app for monitoring purposes.

Ismail also said Malaysian students who need to continue their studies overseas or undergo exams there can also do so without writing in to the Immigration Department.

"However, our students must produce letters to prove that they need to go overseas to continue their studies or sit for tests when they want to leave the country," he added.

Ismail also said that Malaysians who need to travel overseas for emergencies or for medical reasons or other specific purposes can also do so without approval from the Immigration Department.

He said this is to make it easier for Malaysians who need to leave the country on pressing matters.

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