No mandatory quarantine for Malaysians arriving in UK from today

Malaysia was added to the UK travel corridor exemption list at 11am today. (AP pic)

PETALING JAYA: Travellers arriving in the United Kingdom (UK) from Malaysia will no longer be required to undergo mandatory quarantine.

Malaysia was added to the travel corridor exemption list at 11am today.

British High Commissioner to Malaysia Charles Hay said this was particularly good news for the thousands of students who would be making their way to the UK to continue their studies.

British High Commissioner to Malaysia Charles Hay

“But if you transit through a country not on the list you will need to quarantine,” he said in a Twitter post today.

Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the decision showed the strong bilateral relationship between the UK and Malaysia.

“This new arrangement allows Malaysians to be exempted from 14-days self-isolation upon entering the UK, starting from August 11, 2020,” he said in a tweet.