No requirement to do RTK test upon arrival at airport: MAHB

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) clarifies that there is no requirement for travellers to do the RTK-AG onsite at the airports as claimed by some media reports.

“There have also been claims of monopoly by the private health facilities operators at the airports. This is baseless as it is not mandatory to perform the tests at the airport upon arrival,” MAHB said in a statement today.

“The facilities are made available for passengers who wish to have the convenience of doing the tests right away at the airport upon their arrival,” it explained.

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According to MAHB, there are four different private health facilities operators providing the services at 4 different airports: BP Clinical Lab Sdn Bhd for KL International Airport, Edgenta UEMS Sdn Bhd for Penang International Airport, MYEG Services Sdn Bhd for Kota Kinabalu International Airport, and Gribbles Pathology (M) Sdn Bhd for Kuching International Airport.

“The Government further announced the exemption of tests upon arrival for travels between Malaysia and Singapore for fully vaccinated travellers as part of the specific safety protocols between the two countries,” it added.

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MAHB said since the border reopening and the practice of the new pre-departure and arrival SOP for travels to Malaysia, the passenger processing at its international airports have improved significantly in terms of speed and efficiency. –TMR/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL