With effect from 1 August, all travellers who are entering Malaysia do not need to fill in the traveller’s card in the MySejahtera app anymore.
Malaysia’s minister of health, Khairy Jamaluddin, said yesterday that this is to simplify entry processes, due to Malaysia’s current good and controlled level of their health system.
However, the monitoring of traveller’s health symptoms will be stepped up at all international entry points and if a traveller is found to be running a fever or unwell, they will be referred to the health department for re-examination.
If they are suspected to have Covid or monkeypox, they will be sent to a health facility nearby for treatment.
Previously, travellers entering Malaysia had to download the app, activate it and register themselves and fill up the traveller’s card before the start of the journey.
It was introduced during the pandemic for contact tracing purposes as well as being used as a vaccine passport.
They had to declare their citizenship, passport number, the purpose of visit, departure date and time as well as their arrival time.