Malaysia reopens international borders to healthcare travellers

The recent announcement by Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the Minister of Defence, to reopen the country’s international borders to healthcare travellers was well received by the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC). This serves as a positive indicator for Malaysia’s economy as it marks a significant rebound for the healthcare travel industry.

The nation’s efficient management of the pandemic has seen a significant reduction in the number of cases due to our robust healthcare system, substantiating Malaysia’s recognition as the World’s Healthcare Marvel, according to MHTC.

“Our country’s strong foundation in pandemic preparedness has earned us global recognitions, particularly from the World Health Organisation,” it added.

As the nation unites to recover from these trying times, MHTC will continue to showcase Malaysia Healthcare’s capabilities and strengths as a world-class quality healthcare destination by paving the way for more innovative industry service offerings.

The council also said they will keep all parties informed of the next steps as they prepare to welcome healthcare travellers back to our country.

“As patient and visitor safety remain our topmost priority, this allowance is further subjected to the approved stringent Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These SOPs include, but are not limited to, healthcare travellers registering with MHTC before travelling here for treatment,” it concluded.

More information regarding these SOPs will be made available to the public once details have been finalised.


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