Traveller's Card no longer needed from Aug 1, says Khairy


PETALING JAYA: Starting Monday (Aug 1), all travellers entering Malaysia no longer need to fill in and complete the Traveller's Card on the MySejahtera app.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the relaxation, which is aimed at simplifying the entry procedure for travellers to Malaysia, was decided due to the current state of the health system, which is at a good and controlled level.

"The Health Ministry will always increase the activity of monitoring internal symptoms among travellers at all international points of entry into Malaysia," said Khairy in a statement Saturday (July 30).

On arrival, if the traveller is detected to have a fever through the thermal scanner or found to be unwell, they will be referred for re-examination by the health department, he said.

After a health assessment is made and if there is a case of suspected illness due to infectious diseases such as Covid-19, monkeypox, MERS-CoV or others, the traveller will be referred to a nearby health facility for further check-up and treatment.

"Accordingly, all newly arrived travellers from abroad must practice self-health status monitoring, comply with the set standard operating procedures (SOP) and are advised to go to a nearby health facility for examination if unwell," said Khairy.

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