The Govt. of Malaysia on Sunday lifted interstate and international travel restrictions for residents who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The announcement comes after the Southeast Asian country achieved its target of inoculating 90% of its adult population.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government has agreed to allow fully vaccinated Malaysians to travel overseas without applying for permission.
“From tomorrow onwards, Malaysians who intend to travel overseas need not apply for the MyTravelPass. However, travelers would still need to conduct compulsory home quarantine (HSO) upon returning to Malaysian soil.”Said, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the Prime Minister of MalaysiaAdvertisement
The new rules have comes into effect from today, 11th Oct 2021.
The government is preparing to shift into an endemic COVID-19 phase where it will not impose wide lockdowns again if cases rise, Ismail Sabri told a news conference.
“We have to train ourselves to live with COVID, because COVID may not be eliminated fully,” he said.
Nearly 65 percent of the country’s 32 million population, including those aged 12 to 17, were fully vaccinated as of Saturday.
It may be noted that till now Malaysia has recorded 2.3 million coronavirus infections and 27,265 deaths from COVID-19.