The countries will also integrate their respective health apps
Qatar and Malaysia have agreed to mutually recognise each other’s Covid-19 vaccination certificates with the aim of supporting post-pandemic travel recovery efforts. The bilateral cooperation will facilitate travel between the two countries.
Malaysia’s MySejahtera and Qatar’s Ehteraz apps will also be integrated to ease the digital verification of required travel documents.
The agreements were reached by Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during the Malaysian Prime Minister’s three-day visit to Qatar this week.
After an official welcome at Amiri Diwan, Ismail Sabri Yaakob said: “I will ask the health ministry, and the science, technology and innovation ministry to take follow-up actions on the recognition of vaccination certificates as well as the integration of the MySejahtera and Ehteraz apps.”
He added: “Beginning 1 April 2022, when our country’s borders are opened, Malaysia will definitely welcome tourists from Qatar.”
Yaakob also thanked Qatar for administering free vaccinations to more than 4,500 Malaysians residing in Qatar.