The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council stated in a virtual media briefing that has reopened its borders partially to medical tourists. Since the country that hosts one of the New 7 Wonders Cities -Kuala Lumpur- is now in Recovery Movement Control Order, the Malaysian government has allowed more activities to resume, including medical tourism.
The organization’s chief commercial officer, Nik Yazmin Nik Azman, said that it had allowed Indonesian patients to enter Malaysia, starting on July 1. However, they will need to complete several conditions, such as PCR tests, 14-day isolation and arriving in chartered flights, air ambulance private jet.
The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council vice president, Norhaslina Othman, said it had received inquiries from foreign patients since Malaysia imposed the Movement Control Order in March, after the coronavirus outbreak.
Malaysia is the most popular medical destinations for Indonesians since it welcomed over 1.2 million medical tourists in 2018 and 56 percent of them were from Indonesia.