Malaysia travelers must have a minimum of US$20,000 in insurance coverage, says Khairy

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MalaysiaMalaysia – In light of the reopening of Malaysia’s borders on April 1, the government has imposed a minimum insurance coverage (for Covid-19 and traveling) of US$20,000 (RM84,090) for all visitors who are coming to Malaysia.

Regardless of their Covid-19 vaccination status, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin stated that this applies to all foreigners who will be entering Malaysia on short-term social visit passes.

In a statement, he also noted that among other things, the insurance protection would cover quarantine, treatment, and hospitalization costs if they become infected with Covid-19 while in Malaysia.

Travelers will be expected to comply with one of the stated general protocols before departing for Malaysia, as indicated by Khairy, which is to certify that they have acquired the insurance coverage policy using the MySejahtera application.

He also remarked that the obligation for insurance coverage is waived for travelers who are fully-vaccinated, according to the Singapore government’s new rule on travel insurance as well as on the basis of reciprocal policy.

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Singaporean or Malaysian nationals, Singaporean or Malaysian permanent residents, and Singaporean or Malaysian long-term pass holders were among those excused, he added.

Khairy said that travelers who are entering Malaysia from Singapore by air, by land, or by sea are eligible for this exemption.

Meanwhile, Khairy stated that the duty and community cooperation of every individual are critical parts of the attempts that Malaysia is making in order to avoid the spread of Covid-19 virus.

Despite the fact that the country will be transitioning to an endemic phase, he advised citizens to wear face masks anytime they are in the presence of another person and to wash their hands with soap or hand sanitizer.

He also advised people to avoid large crowds, which make it impossible to maintain physical distance, as well as areas with inadequate ventilation.

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