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Test before traveling

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 6, 2020 9:23 AM
Anonymous 8 months

I am a 46 year old Malaysian female.

I traveled from Perth to Kuala Lumpur about 3 weeks ago and will go back there again next Sunday.

Although I don’t have any symptoms others than coughing once in a while and itchy nose, I am wondering if I should get tested just because I wilk be traveling again?

I mostly spend my time at home, except 2 days a week where I use the bus and mrt (going back during peak hour) and volunteer in a soup kitchen where I interact with a lot of people. That’s about all the time I spend in public but bevertheless still makes ne paranoid!

Is there currently any restriction traveling into Perth for people coming from Malaysia? Should I get tested so I have results showing I am okay?

Thank you.

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for asking question. For your information, there is no current travel restriction to Perth. Since you do not experience any symptoms, it is not necessary to get tested.

However, with recent travel history, you may want to answer the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories as follows:

  1. Low risk: You have to perform self-quarantine at home for at least 14 days. You also have to monitor your health such as taking your temperature and look out for any COVID-19 symptoms like coughing, fever, and shortness of breath.
  2. Moderate risk: You have to visit your nearest healthcare facility to obtain further confirmation.
  3. High risk: You have to visit your nearest healthcare facility immediately. If you are confirmed with COVID-19, you will be referred to a specific hospital and receive further treatment there. You will also be quarantined at the healthcare facility for surveillance.

For more information on coronavirus, please visit the official Ministry of Health portal at link here (MOH COVID-19 Portal). You can also consult a doctor for free regarding your condition by clicking Ask Doctor link on the portal.
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