We have been patiently monitoring the travel restrictions in Malaysia ahead of the Asia Turbomachinery and Pump Symposium on 23-26 May 2022 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Many of the regular symposia attendees travel far and wide to attend, with over 30 countries in attendance. Shortly after Singapore and Thailand announced their respective plans to loosen Covid-19-related travel restrictions, Malaysia also moved to make it easier for travelers to enter the country.
The changes as of May 1:
- If you are fully vaccinated and over the age of 12, you are now exempted from pre-departure and on-arrival Covid-19 tests. Travelers under 12 do not need a test or vaccination.
- If you are only partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, you must undergo a mandatory quarantine of five days, in addition to a pre-departure PCR test no more than two days before boarding your flight bound for Malaysia, as well as a supervised RTK test within 24 hours upon arrival. This applies to anyone aged 18 and above. Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated juveniles are exempted from quarantine.
- Before departing, you must download, register and activate the MySejahtera contact tracing application, and complete a travel declaration including vaccination information that can be accessed via the Traveller icon in the MySejahtera application. Upon completion, you will be issued a Traveller’s Card on MySejahtera. You will have to show your Traveller’s Card on arrival.
- You no longer need to check in via MySejahtera before entering any venue. However, you are still required to wear a mask in public transport and indoors.
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) has been diligently practicing good hygiene and safety in high-touch places. We are excited for the opportunity to be one of the first larger conferences hosting at KLCC since the re-opening of the country.
With this update, please find the hotel block secured for ATPS at the following link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/KUAGH/G-EC47.
If you would like to find a detailed program schedule or more information about the activities at ATPS, please visit our website at https://atps.tamu.edu.
The excitement is sure to be high and there will be a renewed enthusiasm for education, networking, and international business development. Pre-register now!
ATPS is hosted by the Turbomachinery Laboratory, a center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) and a part of The Texas A&M University System. The Turbo Lab makes a vital impact on turbomachinery, pump and related industries through research, education and professional workforce development. Visit turbolab.tamu.edu for more information.