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Effective 16 March 2022 (Wednesday), these travellers will be subjected to the Test and Release scheme, where they will no longer need to await their COVID-19 test results in the arrival terminal.

Effective today (16 March 2022), all air vaccinated travel lane (VTL) travellers arriving in Malaysia from Singapore, Thailand, and Cambodia will be subjected to a set of standardised operating procedures under the country's Test and Release scheme.

This is in line with Malaysia's transition to an endemic phase effective 1 April, which includes border reopening, Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said on Tuesday (15 March). The uniform procedures will apply to air VTL arrivals at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Penang International Airport.

What do these uniform procedures entail?

Under the Test and Release scheme, travellers on the air VTLs will no longer need to wait for their COVID-19 test results within the terminal.

Instead, travellers will only need to conduct a COVID-19 swab test upon arrival, and will then be allowed to proceed to their respective accommodations as declared in the MySejahtera Home Surveillance Order, via public transport, taxi, or hired vehicles.

They must then self-isolate while waiting for the results, which will take about 24 hours.


Protocols for all travellers entering Malaysia from 1 April 2022
No continuous COVID-19 testing for travellers entering Malaysia via VTL, LTB, and OSC from 3 March

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