Malaysia on Sunday lifted interstate and international travel restrictions for fully vaccinated residents COVID-19, because the country has achieved its target of vaccinating 90% of its adult population.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yacoub said the government has agreed to allow fully vaccinated Malaysians to travel abroad without applying for permission.
The new rules have come into effect from Monday.
Ismail Sabri told a news conference that the government was preparing to move to an endemic Covid-19 phase where it would not impose a widespread lockdown again.
“We have to train ourselves to live with COVID-19, as COVID-19 may not be eradicated completely,” he said.
About 65% of the country’s 32 million population, including those aged 12 to 17, were fully vaccinated as of Saturday.
The Southeast Asian nation made 2.3 million . have entered coronavirus infection and 27,265 deaths from Kovid-19.