February 16, 2022
KUALA LUMPUR – Travellers from Malaysia are now allowed to enter the Philippines with proof of a complete vaccination certificate in MySejahtera, Wisma Putra confirms.
In a statement yesterday, it said this followed the agreement between the Malaysian and Philippine governments on Monday to mutually recognise their Covid-19 digital vaccination certificates.
It said travellers from the Philippines would be allowed to enter Malaysia with proof of a complete vaccination certificate in VaxcertPH.
“The entry of travellers is also subject to the current quarantine procedures set by the authorities of both countries,” the statement read.
Wisma Putra said the Malaysian government in principle recognised travellers who have been inoculated with vaccines approved under the Emergency Use Listing the World Health Organisation or by the authorities of certain countries.
However, it said the recognition of MySejahtera’s digital vaccination certificate was subject to the decision of other governments.
“Malaysia and the Philippines have also agreed to continue their cooperation towards verifying the authenticity of Covid-19 vaccination certificates of both countries via online with a safer and more secure system to facilitate the entry route of travellers who have been fully vaccinated,” the statement said.
Meanwhile in a statement to The Star yesterday, the Philippine Embassy here reaffirmed that the MySejahtera digital vaccination certificate would now be accepted and recognised for purposes of arrival quarantine protocols.
“The embassy is pleased to note that on Feb 14, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs received a reply from the Malaysian Embassy in Manila stating that the Malaysian government accepts and recognises the Philippines’ VaxCertPH.
“Following this development, the Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases adopted Resolution No 161 providing that the National Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate of Malaysia shall be accepted and recognised,” it said.