Malaysia's senior minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today (May 20) that anyone entering Malaysia will have to pay RM150 (~ S $ 48) for each day they are quarantined.
However, Malaysian citizens only have to pay 50% of the fee.
Non-nationals, including spouses and permanent residents, must pay the fees in full.
– Chief Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
He added that those wishing to return to Malaysia will have to sign a letter of commitment that they are willing to pay the quarantine costs.
The letter can be signed at Malaysian embassies and high commissions. After signing the agreement, the office will also issue a letter in which they can return to Malaysia.
"The Immigration Service will also instruct all airlines that passengers disembarking in Malaysia must receive the letter," he said.
The government had compulsory quarantine for all Malaysians who returned from April 3 abroad.
To date, 38,371 Malaysians who have returned from overseas have been quarantined and 30,200 people have completed the process and are allowed to go home.
Selected image source: Edgar Su via Reuters