However, travellers will still have to undergo the mandatory quarantine period once they reach home from their travels, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob had said.
With the lifting of restrictions, many of you might be considering travelling to appease the thirsty travel bug in you.
For your benefit, below is the list of over some countries that allow fully vaccinated Malaysians to travel without subjecting them to quarantine upon arrival.
The United Kingdom
London, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and its surrounding islands are some of the places you may want to visit. From Oct 4, the UK started accepting fully vaccinated travellers without subjecting them to mandatory quarantine, as long as they are not from "red-list" countries. However, travellers must test negative for COVID-19 via a RT-PCR test upon arrival.
This country is full of tourist attractions, especially the Ruins of Petra. A trip to Jordan will not be complete without a visit to the ruins of this ancient city, which has been gazetted as a World Heritage Site. Travellers to Jordan have to fill up forms before leaving and acquire a QR code. They must also test negative for COVID-19 via a RT-PCR test at least 72 hours before boarding. They will be made to take another test upon arrival in the country.
This island country's beauty is often likened to paradise. Its government does not require fully vaccinated travellers to quarantine upon arrival, unless they are from the UK. Travellers will need to attach a RT-PCR test result that shows they are COVID-19 negative 96 hours prior to their arrival.
This metropolitan city is a haven for travellers who love shopping, luxury hotels, and fancy food. Travellers can apply for Tourists' Visa, if they can prove that they are COVID-19 negative via a RT-PCR test, 72 hours before their departure.
Below are several other countries that allow fully vaccinated travellers without subjecting them to mandatory quarantine:
- The United States
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
The countries marked light and dark green in the map below have started accepting Malaysian visitors:
So, what are you waiting for? Start booking your tickets, but no matter where you are, remember to follow and abide by the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and rules set to keep the coronavirus at bay. Bon voyage!
Source: Astro Awani
Photo source: Astro Awani, CNN