Long Queue Of People Spotted Trying To Enter Johor Bahru Before Latest Quarantine Rule

From 24 July, all those entering Malaysia will need to be quarantined at centres and hotels.

Cover image via 雪花飘飘/Malaysia-Singapore Border Crossings Facebook & Wei Ern/Malaysia-Singapore Border Crossings Facebook

A long queue was apparently spotted at Johor Bahru checkpoint today, 23 July, a day before Malaysia's mandatory quarantine rule begins

As a result of many flouting home quarantine, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob recently announced that the government is reverting to its initial rule, which requires all citizens and non-citizens to undergo quarantine at centres or hotels.

From 24 July onwards, those who return will need to bear their own accommodation costs.

Photos shared by several people show crowds lining up since early this morning

At 10.30am today, one person shared a photo with a caption that read, "[Johor Bahru Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine Complex] moved everyone into the building to form a snake line."

Not everyone is allowed to enter Malaysia and Singapore

According to Mashable Southeast Asia, only those who have essential businesses to attend to or have been ordered to travel for official purposes are allowed to cross the border.

You will also be able to cross for work if you are a Malaysian or Singaporean citizen with a long term immigration visa.

So if you do not fall into any of those categories, please just stay put. Sekian.

Image via GIPHY

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