Malaysians Abroad to Pay 50% of Quarantine Cost

Quarantine Cost

Malaysians returning from abroad will have to bear 50% of the RM150 per day quarantine cost starting 1st June 2020.

All non-Malaysians including permanent residents and dependents, meanwhile, will have to pay the full cost.

Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said all returnees will have to sign agreements to pay the necessary costs before they can make the journey home.

“A lot of non-Malaysians married to Malaysians did not want to pay. Now they will have to sign the agreement first,” he said.

He added that the Malaysian embassies overseas would issue the letter to be signed before the individuals concerned board their flights.

The immigration department meanwhile will notify all airlines to ensure that the letter has been signed.

As for those under the Malaysia My Second Home programme, he said they too would be allowed to enter the country.

“But it will not be automatic. They will have to apply. We will need to see which country they are coming from as some of them may be coming from high-risk countries.”