NEWS BULLETIN

EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS)

21st December 2020


UPDATE REGARDING THE QUARANTINE PERIOD FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARRIVING TO MALAYSIA

1.     PURPOSE:

 

1.1  Based on information stated in previous bulletins issued by EMGS, all existing international students that are allowed entry to Malaysia must undergo the COVID-19 detection test and fourteen (14) days quarantine at designated quarantine stations by the Malaysian Government. All expenses for the student’s entry into Malaysia will be borne by the student.

 

1.2  In accordance to the latest directive issued on 17th December 2020 (Ref: KKM.600-29/4/146 Jld.8 (91)), the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) has now reviewed the health screening procedures, COVID-19 detection test and quarantine period for travellers arriving in Malaysia from overseas.

 

 

2.      IMPLEMENTATION:

 

2.1  Effective from 14th December 2020, all existing International Students arriving in Malaysia must meet the following conditions:-

 

2.1.1       All exisiting International Students must undergo an RT-PCR COVID-19 three (3) days prior to their departure to Malaysia.

 

2.1.2       The Ministry of Health has also decided to shorten the quarantine period from fourteen (14) days to seven (7) days for incoming travellers that furnish their RT-PCR COVID-19 test results at the international arrival gates. International travelers that are not able to provide RT-PCR COVID-19 test results will be subjected to a quarantine period of ten (10) days.

 

2.1.3       The RT-PCR COVID-19 test results must be in English so that it can be inspected by the respective authorities in Malaysia upon arrival.

 

2.1.4       The Ministry of Health previously issued a directive on 30th October 2020, which states that all International Students who wish to enter Malaysia are required to make an online payment for COVID-19 detection test charges and quarantine cost before leaving for Malaysia. This directive is still applicable however cash payment at the international arrival gates will still be allowed until further notice.

 

2.1.5       If the RT-PCR COVID-19 test results is dated more than three (3) days prior to the departure date, the results will not be accepted and the International Student must undergo the RT-PCR COVID-19 test at the international arrival gate once again. The International Students will then be subjected to a quarantine period of ten (10) days.

 

2.2  Kindly note that all fees imposed by the Government of Malaysia including COVID-19 detection test, quarantine cost, and hospital admittance fee (if required) must be borne by International Students.

 

2.3  The quarantine cost remains the same as previously announced. International Students are required to pay RM150/ per night and a fixed fee of RM 2,600 (Quarantine Station Operations). Kindly note that this amount does not include the cost for COVID-19 detection tests.

 

 

 

 

Education Malaysia Global Services

21st December 2020

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