According to The Star, Health DG Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that standard operating procedures (SOPs) are being looked into by Malaysia and several countries in green zones like New Zealand, Australia and more, to facilitate international travel.
Before international travel can be allowed, the health director-general said SOPs includes getting a traveller to have a swab test and undergo a 14-day quarantine period at home before leaving the country.
He said both countries need to agree on the SOPs before travel within a “green bubble” is allowed. However, while discussions are ongoing, the borders will not be opened just yet.
“We are discussing the SOPs but we are not opening our borders yet,” he reiterated today.
Dr Noor Hisham said one of the SOPs being reviewed right now is for people who intend to travel to get tested for Covid-19.
“Then he will undergo home quarantine and on the 13th day, the person will be tested again. If the result is negative, then the person will be allowed to travel,” said Dr Noor Hisham.
Participating countries in the green zone need to agree on the SOPs before travel is allowed.
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