PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has announced that all incoming travellers via the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) and those travelling to Langkawi under its travel bubble must undergo Covid-19 tests every day after arrival.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) this was one of the preemptive measures taken in light of the new highly infectious Omicron variant.
"Travellers from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, France & Norway on home quarantine will need to wear a digital tracking device (throughout the entire home quarantine period)," he added in a tweet on Tuesday (Dec 7).
This follows after the Covid-19 variant Omicron was detected in Malaysia.
On Friday (Dec 3), Khairy had said that travellers from high-risk countries listed by the government under home monitoring will be subjected to enhanced surveillance.
He had said this is to ensure that the compliance to the home quarantine is complete.
The Omicron variant was detected on Thursday (Dec 2) involving a 19-year-old South African private university student in Ipoh who arrived from South Africa through Singapore on Nov 19.
We have issued further preemptive measures in light of Omicron. VTL & Langkawi bubble travelers will need to test everyday after arrival. Travellers from the UK, US, Australia, France & Norway on home quarantine will need to wear a digital tracking device. https://t.co/2q9ysAgU5q— Khairy Jamaluddin (@Khairykj) December 7, 2021