U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 16, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
Health Alert
January 16, 2021 

 

Event: COVID-19 
Location: Malaysia

(NEW) COVID-19 Test Requirement for Travel to the United States
Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Testing in Malaysia: 

The Malaysian Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Doctor On Call, has set up a platform to disseminate information on COVID-19 in Malaysia, including a list of designated public hospitals in each state that are equipped to screen for COVID-19.

U.S. Citizens must pay all COVID-19 testing fees.  There are a variety of public and private testing options and costs for foreigners can range from 240-700 RM.  COVID-19 testing is conducted at clinics and hospitals approved by the Ministry of Health.  More information on testing options is available at the Doctor On Call website.

For more information regarding COVID-statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Portal and visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.

(UPDATED) COVID-19 Vaccines in Malaysia 

Malaysia has granted conditional registration to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, allowing for its immediate emergency use.  According to Malaysian authorities, the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be rolled out in late February.

The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders 

For additional information, please visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.

Malaysian Entry Requirements, Quarantine Process, and Immigration Services 

For additional information, please visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.

American Citizen Services 

If you are a U.S. citizen with a life or death emergency (e.g. victim of a violent crime, arrest, reporting a death of a U.S. citizen) you may reach us at +60-3-2168-5000 or via email at: KLACS@state.gov.

Please note that most routine Consular Services at the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur remain suspended due to the MCO in effect in Kuala Lumpur.  Please complete this form  https://bit.ly/2SPVSFf to request an emergency appointment, making sure to note the nature of your emergency.

We will announce further resumption of services via alerts to registered U.S. citizens in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and on our Embassy’s website.

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