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Malaysia lifts international travel restrictions for vaccinated citizens

11.10.2021
Kuala Lumpur at dusk
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The Malaysian government has lifted restrictions on the interstate and overseas travel for citizens fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The new rules will take effect on October 11. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yakub said in a TV report that those who had received two doses of the vaccine would not need to participate in the MyTravelPass program in order to travel abroad.

The vaccinations have helped ease travel restrictions at a rapid pace. The country has already vaccinated 90% of the adult population and has begun vaccinating children from 12 to 17 years old. According to the prime minister, the government is preparing to move to the endemic phase of COVID-19, which does not impose lockdowns when the number of cases increases.

The country's borders are scheduled to open in December when 100%of the adult population is vaccinated.