Foreigners, PR holders to pay RM4,700 for mandatory quarantine

Aminah Farid

Senior Minister and Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob says foreign nationals and Malaysian PR-holders entering the country will not be subsidised by the government for the cost of mandatory quarantine. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 24, 2020.

STARTING today, all foreign nationals entering the country will have to pay RM4,700 to undergo the 14-day mandatory quarantine, said Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

This will also include Malaysian permanent residents returning to the country.

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  • My Malaysian husband is currently one in quarantine until next week. He cannot leave the room at all, has no fresh air and the food is dreadful. Its rice three times a day, with mostly chicken every day. Who is supervising the food given to people? My husband is desperate to visit his sister who has stage 4 cancer and is now in hospital. But hes not been able to. Its inhuman to keep people in total isolation with no exercise for 14 days. Even criminals are allowed exercise outside for a short while each day. Why not test everyone first when they arrive? No wonder its not sustainable financially.

    Posted 3 weeks ago by Malaysia New hope