Swab test fee now charged for all arrivals into Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA, 29 June 2020:

Beginning today, Malaysians and foreigners entering the country will have to bear the cost of Covid-19 tests conducted upon their arrival, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

However, he said three categories of individuals – including differently abled people (OKU) carrying the OKU card issued by the Social Welfare Department (JKM) – would be exempted from paying.

The other two categories which need not pay for the tests are government officers returning from official duty and students coming back for the first time, with proof of their studies, he added.

“Anyone in these three categories who have paid for their screening before this decision on fee waiver was made can claim for a refund from the Health Ministry,” he told a press conference here today.

Covid-19 tests for returning Malaysians reportedly cost between RM30 and RM150 each while the charge for foreigners is between RM60 and RM250.

– Bernama