Government to allow international students to return to Malaysia

Foreign students, except those from the United Kingdom, will be allowed to return to their respective university campuses here in Malaysia for the 2021 academic year.

On December 22nd, It was announced by senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said current and new students were allowed to enter the country, provided they secure accommodation prior to their arrival.

Students must ensure all the necessary things for their stay here first. The normal Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) will apply to them.

The students must take a Covid-19 swab test three days before departing for Malaysia. Once they arrive at our airports, they must take another swab test.

"If the test results are negative, they will be sent to quarantine centers to observe a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

"The cost for testing and quarantine is to paid for by the students," he said during a Facebook live session, adding that the Higher Education Ministry will release a detailed SOP on the matter soon.