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Malaysia airport opening date after lockdown?

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Malaysia airport opening date after lockdown? In fact, Malaysia airport already resume operation, it depends on the airlines to or not to operate the flights.

Below are some common doubts for everyone who want to travel in and out of Malaysia since the lockdown of Malaysia.

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Here, we answered your doubts. (source: Malaysia Airport)

In the lights of COVID-19 pandemic, here are the frequently asked questions on the new norms in air travel requirements.

1. Are there any international and domestic flights operating at the airport?
There are no restrictions on flight operations however please note that our borders are still closed and interstate travel within Malaysia are currently not allowed until further notice. Passengers who have received the necessary approval from the authorities to travel interstate must bring along the required permit when travelling. You are also advised to check with the respective airline companies on your flight schedules.

2. Who will be allowed to fly out of Malaysia?
a) Visitors and foreign nationals
b) Malaysian citizens and Permanent Residents holding work permit from the third countries who wish to return to their place of work. You are required to produce the necessary documents at the point of departure (Resident Pass/Long Term Pass/Work Permit).
c) Malaysian citizens who are students who wish to resume their studies, sit for examination or who have received offers to study abroad. You are required to produce the necessary documents at the point of departure (Student Pass/Visa/Long Term Pass/Letter of Offer/Letter of Instruction). A maximum of two family members are allowed to escort the new student abroad.
d) Malaysian citizens who need to travel abroad for emergency, work, or to attend a seminar and other business purposes will have to submit their application to the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

3. Who will be allowed to fly into Malaysia?
3.1 Other than Malaysian citizens and Permanent Residents, following are the list of foreigners who are allowed to enter Malaysia:
a) Employment Pass Category I, II and III (EP I, EP II & EP III), with dependents and their domestic helpers
b) Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T), with dependents and their domestic helpers
c) Professional Visit Pass (PVP), with dependents and their domestic helpers
d) Long Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP), with dependents and their domestic helpers
e) Foreign patients (with 1 companion) seeking medical treatment – application must be made through Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)
3.2 Please note that all entries into Malaysia must comply to the following:
a) Download and activate the contact tracing app, MySejahtera into their mobile/gadget
b) Fill up the health declaration form in MySejahtera
c) Undergo a COVID-19 medical screening not more than 3 days prior to departure and undergo 7 days quarantine at designated quarantine centres by the government, OR,
d) Undergo a COVID-19 medical screening upon arrival and undergo 10 days quarantine at designated quarantine centres by the government

Note: The cost of quarantine is to be borne by the passenger.

3.3 Airline and cargo crews including private jets are required to go through health screening before immigration clearance.

4. Will international passengers be able to transit at our airport?

KUL (KLIA & klia2)
Yes. You are required to produce your boarding pass/valid ticket to your next foreign destination. However only transit within the same terminal is allowed for international transit passengers.
Please check with your airlines on your baggage transfer and the allowable transit duration for your connecting flight.

5. What are the conditions allowing travellers to enter Sabah and Sarawak?
5.1 Sabah
Other than Sabahans, the following is the list of travellers who are allowed to enter Sabah:
a) Spouse and dependents of Sabahan citizens
b) Holders of Malaysian Immigration Long Term Passes (State of Sabah) performing essential services
Categories that are not stated above are required to obtain special permission from the Sabah Chief Minister’s Department.
Travellers are required to produce the COVID-19 negative test certificate not more than 3 days prior to departure.

5.2 Sarawak
Other than Sarawakians, entry is only allowed for those under essential services. However, they are subjected to the following conditions:
a) Apply permission to enter Sarawak at https://entersarawak.socoe.co/register
b) Submit eHealth Declaration Form (eHDF) to State Disaster Management Committee, 12 hours before arrival
c) Produce the COVID-19 negative test certificate not more than 3 days prior to departure.
d) Undergo 14 days quarantine at the designated quarantine centres and perform a swab test on day 2 and day 10.

5.3 Any enquiries for restrictions entering Sabah & Sarawak can be channelled to the followings:
Bilik Gerakan Bencana Negeri Sabah
Tel: 088-369434 (24 hours)
Website: https://phednp.wixsite.com/website

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee
Tel: 082-443991 or 082-446991
Website: https://sarawakdisastermc.com/

6. What is the procedure of passengers arriving from Sabah?
All passengers from Sabah must comply to the following:
a) To produce the COVID-19 negative test certificate not more than 3 days prior to departure.
b) Download and activate the contact tracing app, MySejahtera into their mobile/gadget.

7. Are the shops, services and F&B outlets at the airport open during this period?
Yes, some of the retail and F&B outlets at the airport are now open. While dine-in are not allowed at the F&B outlets for all airports in the MCO states, you may order take-aways for your convenience.
You are also required to register your visit through the available contact tracing app at each individual outlet.
We highly encourage all airport guests to go cashless at our retail and F&B outlets through the myriad e-payment services provided.

8. What are the safety measures taken at the airport?
We will screen the body temperature of all airport guests at every point of entrance to the terminal building and ensure they wear face mask. Physical distancing markers are also in place to help guide airport guests. We have also installed anti-microbial sneeze guards at service counters as well as hand sanitisers throughout the terminal.
The airport terminals are also regularly sanitised and disinfected using various methods such as dry-mist fumigation with a water-based chemical that kills 99% of microorganisms, Blu-ray anion nano spray gun and micro-mist blower which forms a thin layer of coating that protects the surfaces from unwanted microorganism.
These measures are augmented by the presence of on-ground safety compliance officers patrolling the terminals and safety messages on digital screens to remind airport guests to continue practising safe measures. Our friendly roving Airport CARE Ambassadors are also available for passengers requiring assistance.

9. Can I get to the airport via public transport?
All public transport (buses, taxi, e-hailing transport and KLIA express train) are available and operational. For states under MCO, the service hours are from 6am to 12am.
However please check the service frequency with the respective service providers.

10. How can I get more information on COVID-19?
You may contact the following centres for enquiries:

Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC)
Telephone: +603-88810200/600/700
WhatsApp: +60178429454
Email: cprc@moh.gov.my

National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA)
Telephone: +603-8064 2400
Email: opsroom@nadma.gov.my / covid19operation@nadma.gov.my