On 29 April 2021, the Ministry of Health, Malaysia has shared a list of countries with reported SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern (VOC). (http://covid-19.moh.gov.my/garis-panduan/gp-umum-covid19/senarai-negara-penularan-variant-of-concern-voc)
In this regard, the government has introduced new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for foreign returnees from countries with reported SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern (VOC) including Japan.
1. Travellers must undergo COVID-19 screening tests 72 hours before departure to Malaysia and submit a certificate of negative test results.
2. Travellers must download, activate and register the MySejahtera app before arriving in Malaysia. They must then use the app to register a QR code upon arrival.
3. Travellers must undergo the necessary health screening upon arrival at the airport.
4. Travellers must complete 14 days of mandatory quarantine at a designated quarantine station.
5. Travellers must monitor their health condition for the quarantine period of 14 days through the MySejahtera app
6. Travellers must then undergo another COVID-19 test on the 10th day of quarantine and will be allowed to return home on the 14th day if their results are negative.
INFORMATION ON LOU & TRAVEL NOTICE
Effective 1st May 2021, travellers headed to Malaysia are no longer required to present a Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity (LOU) and Travel Notice to the relevant authorities upon arrival.
However, travellers headed to Malaysia through Singapore by land will still be required to submit their entry application through the myPASS system.
Other entry requirements such as visa, PCR tests, mandatory quarantine, entry approval through the MyTravelPass/MyEntry system and existing regulations for Business Travellers under the MIDA's OSC still applies.
Please also take note that:
-The Test/Results Certificate of the PCR Test must be in English and must be ISO accredited or equivalent in order for MOH to validate it upon arrival.
-The Type of PCR test : Nasal /nasopharyngeal swab (Through the nose) OR Throat (oropharyngeal) swab (sample is taken from the back of the throat)
Embassy of Malaysia, Tokyo
30 April 2021