Covid-19 test fees imposed for those entering the country

Locals and foreigners seeking to enter the country will be subject to Covid-19 screening.

PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya has imposed a Covid-19 test fee for foreigners and locals returning to Malaysia before they are allowed to enter the country.

In a statement, Health Minister Dr Adham Baba said the Covid-19 detection test fee came into operation on June 29.

There are three types of Covid-19 detection tests: polymerase chain reaction, antigen rapid tests and antibody rapid tests.

The fees are as follows:

  • Polymerase chain reaction: RM150 for Malaysians and RM250 for foreigners
  • Antigen rapid test kit: RM60 for Malaysians and RM120 for foreigners
  • Antibody rapid test kit: RM30 for Malaysians and RM60 for foreigners

Adham said the polymerase chain reaction technique and antigen-based rapid test kits would be used at international entrances and ministry facilities.

“Meanwhile, antibody fast test kits will be used on individuals placed under home quarantine on the 13th day, before they are released from the order on the 14th day,” he said.

The test fee will be waived for government officials returning from official duty overseas. However, the fee exemption does not apply for family members.

The fee will also be waived for disabled card holders and Malaysian students returning to the country for the first time.

“In addition, any Malaysians or foreigners in Malaysia may request to undergo the Covid-19 detection test at any government hospital or clinic and shall pay the detection fee,” he added.


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