KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is still shutting its national border to all foreigners, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob when asked about the wish of AirAsia Indonesia of resuming its flight from Surabaya to Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru beginning 18 May following the significant Covid-19 positive cases in the country.
According to Ismail Sabri, he had spoken to AirAsia Berhad regarding the statement issued by the partner of the low cost aviation company.
“They said no (plan to resume international flight which brings in foreigners).
“The government is still maintaining its previous directive, where no foreigners will be allowed to enter Malaysia through any entrance.
“However, Malaysians who are abroad can return to the country. But, they would need to go through a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
“Therefore, if the flight brings in Malaysians, it will be allowed,” he said during a news conference today.
Yesterday, the Director and Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Indonesia, Veranita Yosephine said that the decision to resume the flight was made as the number of Covid-19 positive cases in Malaysia has shown improvement. -MalaysiaGazette