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People wearing face masks while shopping for needs at a vegetable market in Kuantan, Pahang, on September 20. Wearing face masks while in public places and practising social distancing are among the standard operating procedures that have been put in place by authorities to curb the spread of the Covid-19 flu pandemic in Malaysia because the country is not entirely free from the pandemic. — Picture by BERNAMA

Foreigners to pay mandatory quarantine charges in full — Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Foreigners entering the country from all international entry points will have to pay full fees of the quarantine charges effective today.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said they would be charged fully without subsidies from the government or RM4,700 – RM2,600 fixed operating cost and RM2,100 for the accommodation cost.

“For the second and third individuals who share a room with the first individual, they will be charged half of the accommodation cost namely RM700 and it will be free of charge for children under the age of six.

“The government has decided to retain the quarantine cost for Malaysians. They will only need to pay RM2,100 for the accommodation as decided and implemented before. The operating cost of RM 2,600 will be borne by the government,” he said in a statement here today.

Ismail Sabri said the government had previously decided that the mandatory quarantine charges for all individuals entering the country are at their own expenses and the directive was only enforced on foreign seafarers.

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