HANOI – Malaysia has recognised Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccination certificate in a bid to boost tourism activities under post-pandemic cooperation between the two countries, said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The prime minister said this is because Vietnam used vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and had also recognised Malaysia’s vaccination certificate.
He pointed out that Vietnam had opened its borders on March 15 while Malaysia had decided to open the country’s borders on April 1.
“As such, I have put forward several new initiatives of cooperation, apart from bringing existing cooperation to a higher level.
“First, the mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Vietnam had earlier accorded recognition to Malaysia’s vaccination certificate (August 2021).
“During my meeting with the Vietnamese Prime Minister (Pham Minh Chinh), I informed him that Malaysia has agreed to recognise Vietnam’s vaccination certificate,” he told a press conference for Malaysian journalists today on the outcome of his two-day official visit to Vietnam which ended yesterday.
Ismail Sabri also suggested that the two countries finalise the process for integration of Malaysia’s MySejahtera application with Vietnam’s PC COVID.