After roughly 2 years of restriction, we are finally allowed to travel not just domestically, but overseas as well with the reopening of borders and relaxation on various health SOPs.
Many of us JaGaCrew including people we know around us were very excited by the announcement. However, we have found a common issue during the various travel discussion plans with different groups of people:
If you’re somewhat like us, then stay on and make sure you read this entire JaGaCorner – because we will be sharing with you a handy guide on how to renew your passport online, and a few places for planning your trip!Gentle reminder: Only fully vaccinated individuals are allowed for domestic and international travel.
Anyone that had experience renewing a passport over the counter would never forget how long it took to have it done. We discovered that you can actually renew your passport online and skip much hassle and save a lot of time by doing so! The whole process is actually quite straightforward, but you do need to pay attention to certain steps so you don’t make unnecessary mistakes.
Pretty straightforward isn’t it? Feel free to share it with your family members and friends that would find this helpful!
Now that you got your passport settled, it’s time to gather your friends and plan which country to go for a memorable trip! To help with your planning, here is a list of countries in Southeast Asia that do not require quarantine upon arrival:
Other countries such as Australia, Canada, France, and many others have also opened their borders for travelers including Malaysians, without requiring quarantine upon arrival.
Things to note:
For those that prefer to support the local economy or avoid the hassle of traveling abroad, this is the section you should save for future reference. Here are a few unique activity ideas that you can consider for your upcoming local trips – some of which are personal sharing from the JaGaCrew!
Source: Aldeen Li, retrieved from Unsplash
Glamping is also known as “Glamorous Camping”, and it is indeed a more comfortable way (compared to usual camping) of getting close to mother nature. Glamping sites are normally well-equipped with facilities such as fireplace/BBQ pit, activity areas, and bicycle rental. It is perfect for a short getaway from the hectic city life while recharging yourself from the nature.
Some Glamping Spots you can consider:
We actually wanted to curate a list of places around Malaysia, but one of our JaGaCrew has recently made a trip to Lenggong, and she couldn’t stop talking about her experience there.
It sounded really exciting to us too! Thus, we’ve got her to curate a list of experiences she thinks would make your trip to Lenggong worthwhile.
Have you ever had to wait for hours on end for an appointment after being stuck in traffic, leaving work in a rush? What about calling the medical clinic only to be told that the earliest available appointment is days away?
Taking care of your physical and mental health shouldn’t stop being a priority just because you can’t easily go to a doctor’s office right now.
If you have not been aware of telemedicine until now, you might be unsure if it is something you should start trying. So today, we bring you an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the medical teleconsultation options from Dr Hippo!
5 reasons why you should consider Dr Hippo online medical consultation.
Dr Hippo is a telehealth platform brought to you by Europ Assistance – a world leader in assistance and care services. Now available in Malaysia, you can book a teleconsultation in 2 min and get an online medical consultation anytime anywhere with one of their trusted doctors for only RM52, directly from your JaGaApp!
From helping you understand your symptoms up to medication delivery*, Dr Hippo got you covered:
*where available and allowed.
Get your professional teleconsultation now:
Additionally, you can also get access to Europ Assistance’s COVID-19 services easily at the location of your choice, starting from RM200 :
Lab results will be sent over to your email. As a safety measure, do get tested before traveling, going to group activities, or in case of a possible infection!
*Booking hours : 8.00am – 8.00pm.
With the easing of SOPs and lifting of restrictions, things are almost back to normal but we should not take these for granted. Instead, we need to stay wary of the danger that the virus poses by having good hygiene practices, as we move closer to the endemic phase.
Let’s continue to #kitajagakita. See you in the next issue!
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