PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is exempting quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers entering the country who contracted Covid-19 within 11 to 60 days prior to their arrival.They must have printed or digital laboratory reports about their infection during that period, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.

The exemption takes effect from today.

“Travellers who were previously admitted to the hospital for Covid-19 will need to furnish a ‘fit for travel’ letter from the hospital.

“Those who were treated for Covid-19 at home or at isolation centres will have to undergo the RTK-Antigen test two days before flying into Malaysia and they must test negative,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Khairy said this new ruling was based on scientific evidence and the latest developments in other countries in their management of travellers who had been infected.

Khairy said those who had yet to be fully vaccinated would be required to undergo mandatory quarantine for seven days at designated quarantine centres.

“The current quarantine rules will continue to apply to vaccinated travellers who have not been infected with the virus.”

In the statement, Khairy also noted: “Travellers must download the MySejahtera application and fill a health declaration form, undergo health screenings and another RTK-Antigen test upon arrival at any international entry point.”