Ismail Sabri: Foreigners to pay mandatory quarantine charges in full

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 24): Foreigners entering the country from all international entry points will have to pay full fees of the quarantine charges effective today.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pictured) said they would be charged fully without subsidies from the government or RM4,700 -- RM2,600 fixed operating cost and RM2,100 for the accommodation cost.

"For the second and third individuals who share a room with the first individual, they will be charged half of the accommodation cost namely RM700 and it will be free of charge for children under the age of six.

"The government has decided to retain the quarantine cost for Malaysians. They will only need to pay RM2,100 for the accommodation as decided and implemented before. The operating cost of RM 2,600 will be borne by the government," he said in a statement here today.

Ismail Sabri said the government had previously decided that the mandatory quarantine charges for all individuals entering the country are at their own expenses and the directive was only enforced on foreign seafarers.

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