Ismail Sabri: Foreigners must pay for quarantine, Covid-19 test on arrival

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  • Thursday, 13 Aug 2020

– Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Foreigners allowed to enter Malaysia will have to pay quarantine charges and Covid-19 detection test fees upon arrival at the country's entry points, says Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said that this was because there were foreigners were allowed to enter the country but refused to pay the cost after being sent to a hotel or public training institute (ILA) to undergo quarantine.

"Any foreign national who fails to do so will be subject to a 'Not-to-Land' (NTL) order by the Immigration Department," he said at a press conference at the Parliament building here on Thursday (Aug 13).

Ismail Sabri said that from July 24 until Wednesday (Aug 12), a total of 10,173 individuals had returned to Malaysia via the country's entry points and all had been placed in one of 59 hotels and five ILAs in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak, Perlis, Kedah and Labuan.

Of the total, he said that 44 individuals were taken to hospital for treatment while 2,332 individuals were discharged and allowed to return home. – Bernama

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