Today’s the day, 4th July 2022, that Malaysia starts the removal of the Travellers Pass requirement for incoming International passengers. But for now, it’s only Malaysian citizens returning to the country who are no longer required to fill the Traveller’s Pass feature in the MySejahtera app. UPDATE 30th July: The Malaysian Health Minister has announced this afternoon, that the Travellers Pass requirement will be dropped for ALL travellers from 1st August 2022.
Travellers Pass requirements
Announcing the removal, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this would ease travel procedures for returning Malaysians, in light of the country’s improving public health situation.
… The removal of the requirement will happen in stages, and we will also be easing travel back to the country for those with social passes, student visas and permanent residence, for which the date will be announced soon.
Foreigners travelling to Malaysia must continue to provide their details to the Traveller’s Pass in MySejahtera before entering the country. Once you set up the MySejahtera app, your name will appear when you click on ‘Traveller’.
The Thailand Pass
Thailand has updated info about their Thailand Pass, which has been dropped from 1st July.
In their update on 24th June, it was confirmed that specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated/partially vaccinated travellers from all countries/territories with scheduled arrivals must fulfil the following pre-arrival requirements.
Vaccinated travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:
- A valid passport, or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.
- A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination
- Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.
The US$10,000 health insurance requirement has been removed, thus welcoming but all travellers must show proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result.
Entry to Australia
The vaccination requirement for all travellers entering Australia has been dropped from this coming Wednesday, 6th July. Get more information regarding entry to Australia from the Smart Travellers website.