Take Covid-19 test before returning

Patient undergoing swab tests. Photo: Bernama

Malaysians abroad advised to take Covid-19 swab test three days before returning

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians abroad are advised to take the Covid-19 swab test three days before returning home, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said it was due to the issue of a long queue for those returning from overseas to take the swab test at the airport.

“There is also a possibility for them to be sent to a quarantine centre if they could not get the result of their swab test on the same day.

“So, as an alternative, Malaysian citizens who want to come home and do not wish to wait longer at the airport are advised to take the swab test three days before returning home,” he said at his daily press conference here today.

He said those who have taken the test overseas, however, need to get the certificate verifying that their test results were negative, abide by the standard operating procedure (SOP), download the MySejahtera app, wear the quarantine wristband, and undergo self-quarantine for 14 days at home. – Bernama