Malaysia considers full reopening in March to vaccinated travellers

Following moves from different Southeast Asian countries, like Thailand, to progressively reopen borders, Malaysia is considering a full reopening of borders beginning March 1, allowing vaccinated travellers to enter without necessary quarantine requirements. The plan is to speed up the country’s economic restoration, based on its coronavirus restoration council at present.
Elementary that shut down its borders in March 2020 has recently allowed Singaporeans to enter without quarantine as a part of a bilateral agreement. A government advisory body mentioned travellers could be subjected to Covid-19 screening previous to departure and upon arrival.
“This means tourists can go to, buyers can enter… It means AirAsia can fly again, as an example.”

Coronavirus infections in Malaysia have risen to their highest stage in 4 months in recent weeks, which officials say is as a result of spread of the Omicron variant. A whole of thirteen,944 new infections were reported today, bringing the entire variety of instances to over 2.9 million, with more than 32,000 deaths – one of Asia’s highest fatality and an infection charges per capita.
However, the overwhelming majority of the circumstances have been asymptomatic or reasonable which the country’s well being ministry owes to the country’s high vaccination rate. Around 98% of Malaysia’s adult inhabitants has received two vaccine doses and more than half of a booster shot. Approximately 89% of kids aged 12 to 17 have been vaccinated, with children aged 5 to 11 receiving their first dose final week..

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