Malaysia to reopen to international tourism from April 1

Malaysia has announced it will lift its self-isolation restrictions for fully vaccinated international visitors from April 1.

The Malaysian Prime Minister said vaccinated travellers will need to take a PCR test two days before arrival and take an antigen test in the 24 hours after entry.

“We believe this decision will boost our economy and help revive our ailing tourism sector,” said Prime Minister Ismail Sabri.

Malaysia’s border policy is now in-line with neighbouring nations including Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.

The country’s eligible population has reached an 80 per cent vaccination rate with authorities now shifting Covid measures from a pandemic response to endemic.