KUALA LUMPUR: The government will allow foreign university and international school students into the country for the 2021 academic year, beginning Jan 1.
Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this rule will apply for all foreign students, except those travelling from the UK.
In a press conference, Ismail said foreign university students will be able to be physically present on campus. However, the higher education ministry will decide if the same rule should apply for local university students.
This includes those who are returning to resume their studies, as well as new students with offer letters and a set place of residence, he said.
Ismail added that all students will be required to take a Covid-19 swab test three days before their departure, along with another one upon arrival at the airport, after which they must undergo quarantine for 10 days.
“The testing and quarantine costs will be borne by the students, and further SOPs regarding lessons will be announced by the higher education ministry,” he said.
Meanwhile, only existing international school students will be permitted entry into the country, with prior approval and a visa from the Immigration Department.
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