[PM Media Statement] Inbound Quarantine 7 days now - announced on 15th October 2021

On 15th October 2021, the Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who is also Chairman of the Pandemic Management Special Committee, released a Media Statement on the Phase Transition and SOP Relaxations.


Effective 18th October 2021, the following states will move into Phase 3: Kelantan, Perak, Penang, Sabah and Kedah. 

Melaka and Klang Valley (WP Putrajaya, WP Kuala Lumpur, Selangor) will transition from Phase 3 to Phase 4.


There will also be a shortened Period of Surveillance and Observation Order for travellers from abroad effective on Monday, 18th October 2021:

i. 7-day quarantine period at home (if applicable) or quarantine station for travellers who are fully vaccinated,

ii. 10-day quarantine period at the quarantine station for travellers who are not/incompletely vaccinated.


Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) are allowed to be held face-to-face, involving individuals who have been fully vaccinated, effective 18th October 2021, in the National Recovery Plan (NRP) Phase 3 states with certain conditions.


To read the full statement (BM version), please click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jjKPvbYGrh2oadrsECOl8YDvP1ZSUhCX/view?usp=drivesdk 


For the unofficial English translation, credited to AMCHAM and BMCC, click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jjiQixQWFh-gbeTTJcCbzLCd0HlbG-Io/view?usp=drivesdk 



Second visual source credited to Prime Minister’s Facebook page.