Malaysia’s government has announced that it will open its doors to vaccinated travellers against the Coronavirus after confirming that the country has achieved its target of inoculating 90 per cent of its adult population.
Such a decision has been confirmed by the country’s Prime Minister, Sabri Yaakob, while he stressed that the government will now permit international travellers who have completed their immunization process to enter its territory, VisaGuide.World reports.
According to the announcement of authorities in Malaysia, the new decision will take effect from today, October 11.
Authorities in Malaysia have also confirmed that the country is attempting to shift into another COVID-19 phase, in which it would not be necessary to impose additional preventive measures such as lockdowns in order to deal with the current Coronavirus situation.
“We have to train ourselves to live with COVID because COVID may not be eliminated fully,” Malaysia’s Prime Minister pointed out in this regard.
According to the figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Malaysia has registered a total of 2,339,594 COVID-19 infection cases since the start of the pandemic. The same source shows that during the same period, a total of 27,329 people in Malaysia have lost their lives.
Based on the figures provided by WHO, a total of 7,373 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus in the last 24 hours, while 64 people have died.
According to the figures provided by the country’s Ministry of Health, a total of 21,003,074 people or 89.7 per cent of the adult vaccination have completed their immunization process against the Coronavirus, as of Saturday, as reported by the Star.
The same source has revealed that on Sunday, a total of 22,176,018 adults in Malaysia received at least one dose of the vaccine against the virus or 94.7 per cent of the population.
Recently, VisaGuide.World reported that authorities in Singapore permitted travellers from eight other countries to enter its territory without being obliged to follow quarantine rules upon their arrival.
Authorities in Singapore announced that starting from October 19, fully immunized travellers from Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Denmark, Italy would be permitted to enter Singapore quarantine-free.
The decision was confirmed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), while it announced that the country is looking forward to extending its Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) to other territories.
Previously, Singapore permitted the entry for fully vaccinated travellers from Germany, without obliging them to follow quarantine rules, provided they were fully immunized against the virus. However, travellers from Germany were also obliged to test negative to four COVID-19 tests.