Tourists to Langkawi must undergo Covid-19 screening before departure - Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 15): Starting tomorrow, travellers intending to visit Langkawi, Kedah are required to undergo screening for COVID-19 before departure.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the screening test should be conducted on adults aged 18 and above as well as children and teenagers aged seven to 17 years.

“Children aged six and below are only required to undergo symptom screenings by taking into account their ability to produce saliva.

“They must also be with their parents or guardians who are fully vaccinated, not COVID-19 positive or close contacts of positive cases and must adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set,” he said in a statement today.

He said the screening could be done using RT-PCR or RTK-Antigen tests at any private health facility and laboratory, or using self-test kits.

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