The health certificate works in different ways to support the Malaysian government in controlling the spread of coronavirus:
Track and trace positive cases
You must provide your contact details on the application for the Malaysia Health Declaration Form. This makes it easy for Malaysian health authorities to contact you if you are at risk of infection.
If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, such as another passenger, the government can inform you as quickly as possible.
Health screen passengers
The travel health form asks applicants to state whether they have recently had any coronavirus related symptoms, or been in contact with someone who has.
Health screening passengers means that authorities can take extra measures to interrupt possible chains of transmission, such as additional health screening on arrival.
Manage high-risk countries
Malaysia has additional entry requirements for passengers who have recently been in high-risk countries.
On the Malaysia Health Declaration Form you must provide your travel history for the last 14 days. This informs health authorities of which regulations each individual must follow, so they can monitor them during their stay.