As infection rates level off and the country adjusts to living with Covid, Malaysia is loosening viral regulations such as airport testing and mask mandates.
From May 1, the country will no longer require mandatory testing of incoming vaccinated travellers and youngsters under the age of 12. Masks will no longer be required to be worn outside, and social barriers will be removed. Unvaccinated travellers will continue to face some entrance restrictions.
Malaysia Airlines, the country’s main carrier, is pleased with the news. Until June 29, the airline will be flying its MH1 and MH3 routes 11 times weekly from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (LHR-KUL), before returning to its full double daily service on June 30.
Regional Director for the United Kingdom and Europe, Daniel Bainbridge, said:
I am delighted to see that the Malaysian Government is removing all pre-entry and arrival testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers. Malaysia Airlines is the only airline offering direct flights from the UK to Malaysia and international arrivals have increased dramatically since the border officially opened on 1 April. This further removal of entry requirements is an even clearer sign that Malaysia is fully open to the world, and Malaysia Airlines cannot wait to welcome more passengers onboard with our warm Malaysian hospitality.
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