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Airlines Updates

04.08.2020 Malindo Air during the month of August 2020 plans to operate following domestic service, based on OAG schedules updated on 02AUG20.

Additional changes remain possible.

Kota Kinabalu – Kuching eff 01SEP20 2 weekly (1 daily from 01OCT20)
Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan eff 02SEP20 2 weekly
Kota Kinabalu – Tawau 7 weekly (9 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Alor Setar 3 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Bintulu 1 weekly (3 weekly from 14AUG20, 1 daily from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Johor Bahru 1 daily
Kuala Lumpur – Kota Bharu 3 weekly (10 weekly from 17AUG20, 14 weekly from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu 19 weekly (21 weekly from 11AUG20, 28 weekly from 17AUG20, 30 weekly from 01SEP20, 37 weekly from 01OCT20)
Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Terengganu 3 weekly (1 daily from 18AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Kuantan 1 weekly (3 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Kuching 7 weekly (21 weekly from 15AUG20, 28 weekly from 30SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Labuan 2 weekly (1 daily from 11AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Langkawi 1 daily (10 weekly from 20AUG20, 14 weekly from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Miri 3 weekly (14 weekly from 17AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Penang 1 weekly (1 daily from 10AUG20, 2 daily from 17AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Sandakan 4 weekly (1 daily from 18AUG20, 10 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Sibu 1 weekly (3 weekly from 16AUG20, 1 daily from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Tawau 5 weekly (1 daily from 18AUG20, 2 daily from 01SEP20)
Kuching – Miri eff 17AUG20 2 weekly (2 daily from 01OCT20)

28.07.2020 AirAsia during the month of August 2020 plans to operate following International flights, as the airline plans to resume additional routes. Ongoing travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation and passenger traffic rights.

The following operation is based on schedule listing as of 26JUL20.

Ipoh – Singapore eff 08AUG20 2 weekly
Kota Kinabalu – Singapore eff 09AUG20 1 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Bandar Seri Begawan 2 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Bangalore 2 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok Don Mueang eff 07AUG20 1 daily
Kuala Lumpur – Chennai 2 weekly A320
Kuala Lumpur – Colombo eff 16AUG20 1 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Dhaka eff 10AUG20 2 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Guangzhou 1 weekly A320 (2 weekly from 12AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Hyderabad eff 07AUG20 1 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta eff 04AUG20 1 daily
Kuala Lumpur – Manila 2 daily
Kuala Lumpur – Medan Kualanamu 1 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Semarang 2 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Singapore eff 07AUG20 4 daily
Kuala Lumpur – Thiruchirapalli 4 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Yangon 4 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Yogyakarta 2 weekly
Kuching – Singapore eff 07AUG20 3 weekly
Miri – Singapore eff 07AUG20 2 weekly
Penang – Singapore eff 07AUG20 1 daily

Published on 27.07.2020
AirAsia August 2020 International network as of 26JUL20

Published on 22.07.2020
Malaysia Airlines Aug – Oct 2020 International operations as of 21JUL20
Malaysia Airlines has updated planned operation for August 2020, as the airline scales back operation on International routes, compared to previous planning. Planned 01AUG20 – 24OCT20 operation as of 21JUL20 as follows.

Various travel restriction continues to impact the airline’s passenger operation and traffic rights.

Kuala Lumpur – Adelaide eff 04SEP20 1 weekly A330-300
Kuala Lumpur – Auckland eff 04SEP20 2 weekly A330-200
Kuala Lumpur – Bandar Seri Begawan eff 04SEP20 1 weekly 737-800
Kuala Lumpur – Bangalore eff 07AUG20 737-800 operates every 2 weeks (3 weekly from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok 2 weekly 737-800 (1 daily from 31AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Brisbane eff 05SEP20 1 weekly A330-300
Kuala Lumpur – Chennai eff 07AUG20 737-800 operates every 2 weeks (3 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Colombo eff 02SEP20 3 weekly 737-800
Kuala Lumpur – Delhi 1 weekly 737-800 (4 weekly A330-300 from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Denpasar eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 737-800 (5 weekly from 03SEP20, 4 weekly from 03OCT20)
Kuala Lumpur – Dhaka eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 737-800 (4 weekly A330-200 from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Guangzhou 2 weekly A330-200 (3 weekly from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Hong Kong eff 01SEP20 3 weekly A330-300
Kuala Lumpur – Hyderabad eff 02AUG20 737-800 operates every 2 weeks (2 weekly from 04SEP20, 3 from 02OCT20)
Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta 2 weekly 737-800 (A330 in August 2020, 1 daily from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Kathmandu eff 01AUG20 2 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly from 29AUG20, 5 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Kochi eff 02AUG20 737-800 operates every 2 weeks (2 weekly from 30AUG20, 3 from 04OCT20)
Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow 1 weekly A350-900XWB (3 weekly from 03SEP20, 4 weekly from 01OCT20)
Kuala Lumpur – Manila 1 weekly 737-800 (1 daily from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Medan Kualanamu eff 09AUG20 737-800 operates every 2 weeks (3 weekly from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Melbourne 1 weekly A330-300 (3 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Mumbai eff 02SEP20 4 weekly A330-300
Kuala Lumpur – Osaka Kansai eff 01AUG20 2 weekly A330-300 (3 weekly A350-900XWB from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Perth 1 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly from 30AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Phnom Penh 737-800 operates every 2 weeks (3 weekly from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Phuket eff 01AUG20 1 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Seoul Incheon 1 weekly A330-300 (3 weekly from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Singapore 2 weekly 737-800 (4 weekly from 02AUG20, 2 daily from 01SEP20, 3 daily from 01OCT20)
Kuala Lumpur – Surabaya 737-800 operates every 2 weeks (3 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Sydney 1 weekly A330-300 (2 weekly from 03SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Taipei Taoyuan eff 01AUG20 1 weekly A330-200 (3 weekly from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Tokyo Narita 2 weekly A330-300(2 weekly from 12JUL20, 3 weekly A350-900XWB from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Yangon eff 04SEP20 3 weekly 737-800

Published on 17.07.2020
Malindo Air resumes Dhaka service from late-July 2020

17.07.2020 AirAsia and AirAsia X in the last few weeks filed network adjustment, as the airlines remove selected routes. Based on 12JUL20 OAG schedules update, compared to schedule filing as of 08MAY20, the airline will not resume following routes, at least until 2021. Reservation is no longer available on the airline’s website while schedules has been removed in GDS and OAG.

AirAsia
Johor Bahru – Bangkok Don Mueang
Kota Kinabalu – Kunming
Kuala Lumpur – Bhubaneswar
Kuala Lumpur – Can Tho
Kuala Lumpur – Kuantan
Kuala Lumpur – Siborong
Kuala Lumpur – Surat Thani
Kuala Lumpur – Utapao
Kuala Lumpur – Vishakhapatnam
Penang – Malacca

AirAsia X
Kuala Lumpur – Ahmedabad
Taipei Taoyuan – Okinawa
Published on 13.07.2020
Malindo Air resumes flights to Pakistan

Published on 08.07.2020
Malindo Air July 2020 International operations as of 07JUL20

02.07.2020 Malaysia Airlines in the last few weeks filed changes to its planned Northern summer 2020 operations on International routes. The airline will gradually resume regular service as planned this month (July 2020), however it will continue to operate limited schedule, as most service resumption has been delayed to August. Latest adjustment as of 01JUL20 as follows.

Various travel restrictions will continue to impact the airline’s planned operation, and passenger traffic rights.

Kuala Lumpur – Adelaide eff 07AUG20 1 weekly A330-300
Kuala Lumpur – Auckland eff 03JUL20 A330-200 operates every 2 weeks (2 weekly from 03AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Bandar Seri Begawan eff 04SEP20 1 weekly 737-800
Kuala Lumpur – Bangalore eff 17JUL20 737-800 operates every 2 weeks (2 weekly from 05AUG20, 3 weekly from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (4 weekly from 01AUG20, 1 daily from 28AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Brisbane eff 01AUG20 1 weekly A330-300
Kuala Lumpur – Chennai eff 17JUL20 1 weekly 737-800 (2 weekly from 02AUG20, 3 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Colombo eff 01AUG20 2 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Delhi eff 17JUL20 1 weekly A330-300 (2 weekly from 01AUG20, 4 weekly from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Denpasar eff 10JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (5 weekly from 03SEP20, 4 weekly from 03OCT20)
Kuala Lumpur – Dhaka eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 737-800 (4 weekly A330-200 from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Guangzhou eff 06JUL20 1 weekly A330-200
Kuala Lumpur – Hong Kong eff 04AUG20 2 weekly A330-200/-300 (3 weekly from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Hyderabad eff 24JUL20 1 weekly 737-800 (2 weekly from 02AUG20, 3 weekly from 02OCT20)
Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (4 weekly from 02AUG20, 1 daily from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Kathmandu eff 08JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly from 03AUG20, 5 weekly from 29AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Kochi eff 22JUL20 1 weekly 737-800 (EXCEPT 29JUL20, 2 weekly from 02AUG20, 3 weekly from 04OCT20)
Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A350-900XWB (3 weekly from 03SEP20, 4 weekly from 01OCT20)
Kuala Lumpur – Manila eff 05JUL20 737-800 operates every 12-14 days (3 weekly from 02AUG20, 1 daily from 30AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Medan Kualanamu eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly from 06SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Melbourne eff 03JUL20 1 weekly A330-300 (2 weekly from 03AUG20, 3 weekly from 31AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Mumbai eff 01AUG20 2 weekly A330-300 (4 weekly from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Osaka Kansai eff 01AUG20 2 weekly A350-900XWB (3 weekly from 05SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Perth eff 03JUL20 1 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly from 02AUG20)
Kuala Lumpur – Phnom Penh eff 03JUL20 737-800 operates every 2 weeks (2 weekly from 04AUG20, 3 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Phuket eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Seoul Incheon eff 09JUL20 1 weekly A330-300 (2 weekly from 02AUG20, 3 weekly from 01SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Singapore eff 01JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (1 daily from 01AUG20, 2 daily from 01SEP20, 3 daily from 01OCT20)
Kuala Lumpur – Surabaya eff 05JUL20 737-800 operates every 2 weeks (2 weekly from 02AUG20, 3 weekly from 04SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Sydney eff 01JUL20 1 weekly A330-300 (2 weekly from 03SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Taipei Taoyuan eff 01AUG20 1 weekly A330-200 (3 weekly from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Tokyo Narita eff 01JUL20 1 weekly A350-900XWB (2 weekly from 12JUL20, 3 weekly from 02SEP20)
Kuala Lumpur – Yangon eff 04SEP20 3 weekly 737-800
Published on 23.06.2020
Malindo Air adds Tawau service from July 2020

Published on 15.06.2020
AirAsia to resume all domestic flights from July

Published on 11.06.2020
Malindo Air to resume all domestic flights tomorrow

Published on 28.05.2020
Malaysia Airlines July – October 2020 International operations as of 28MAY20

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Open for travel from Malaysia
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Malaysia.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they have registered online with ‘MySejahtera’ here and downloaded the app onto their phone, and that they hold a negative Covid-19 test result taken no more than 3 days prior to arrival:
    • Nationals of Malaysia, (Nationals of Malaysia do not need to hold a result)
    • Permanent residents of Malaysia,
    • Passengers who are spouses or children of a national or permanent resident of Malaysia, provided holding a long term visit pass,
    • Diplomats,
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Passengers holding a letter of approval to enter issued by the Director General of Immigration (Ketua Pengarah Immigration) or another appropriate ministry,​
    • Employment Pass Category I (EP I) or Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) holders, including dependents and domestic helpers.
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Flight Restrictions

published 21.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia until 31 August 2020.
– This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.
– This does not apply to permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card.
– This does not apply to passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) with an Immigration approval.
– This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children.
– This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.
– This does not apply to passengers with official passport on a diplomatic mission.
– This does not apply to students with an Immigration approval.
2. Passengers arriving in Malaysia:
– are subject to quarantine for 14 days; and
– are subject to medical screening; and
– must install ‘MySejahtera app’ in their smart phone; and
– must have medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival.
3. Airline crew arriving in Malaysia:
– are subject to quarantine until their next flight; and
– must install ‘MySejahtera app’ in their smart phone.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.
As of July 24, all travelers will be required to undergo a mandatory fourteen-day quarantine at a facility designated by the Malaysian government and the full cost of quarantine must be borne by the traveler. Travelers will be required to download the MySejahtera application and will be issued a wristband for identification and monitoring by the authorities during their quarantine period.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All arriving travelers must show a negative PCR test for COVID-19 from within the last 3 days, and are subject to a 14-day quarantine requirement in a government facility upon arrival.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk exists only in limited foci in the deep hinterland of the states of Sabah and Sarawak and the central
areas of Peninsular Malaysia. Urban, suburban and coastal areas are free from malaria. Human P. knowlesi
infection has been reported.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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  • Malaysia Government to reimpose compulsory quarantine for returning nationals, foreign visitors from 24 July (Channel News Asia, 21.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Under travel restrictions announced on 16 March and extended several times, all foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until 31August, though this end date may be further extended at the discretion of the Malaysian government. All travelers MUST have explicit, written permission from the Malaysian authorities prior to traveling to Malaysia. Any travelers permitted to enter Malaysia during the MCO will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day quarantine. Foreign nationals are permitted to depart the country.
    Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my. Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia BEFORE the MCO began on March 16 may enter Sarawak without quarantine, but must request advance permission from the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia DURING the MCO will be subject to a mandatory fourteen day quarantine in a government facility at their own expense, and must first request advance permission from SDMC.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days. You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order (MOC) is in place. You should observe social distancing (1m). To enter many facilities you will be expected to wear a face mask, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. Wearing a face mask in public spaces is compulsory. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000.

    *****Relaxations to restrictions:
    On June 10, authorities began easing lockdown measures, allowing most businesses, social activities, and religious activities to resume, provided social distancing measures are respected. Water sports, entertainment outlets, and large gatherings remain prohibited.

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    29.07.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reimpose compulsory quarantine for returning nationals, foreign visitors from 24 July (Channel News Asia, 21.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Under travel restrictions announced on 16 March and extended several times, all foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until 31August, though this end date may be further extended at the discretion of the Malaysian government. All travelers MUST have explicit, written permission from the Malaysian authorities prior to traveling to Malaysia. Any travelers permitted to enter Malaysia during the MCO will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day quarantine. Foreign nationals are permitted to depart the country.
    Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my. Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia BEFORE the MCO began on March 16 may enter Sarawak without quarantine, but must request advance permission from the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia DURING the MCO will be subject to a mandatory fourteen day quarantine in a government facility at their own expense, and must first request advance permission from SDMC.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days. You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order (MOC) is in place. You should observe social distancing (1m). To enter many facilities you will be expected to wear a face mask, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.

    *****Relaxations to restrictions:
    On June 10, authorities began easing lockdown measures, allowing most businesses, social activities, and religious activities to resume, provided social distancing measures are respected. Water sports, entertainment outlets, and large gatherings remain prohibited.

    Read more
    23.07.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions. (Reuters, 07.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Under travel restrictions announced on 16 March and extended several times, all foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until 31August, though this end date may be further extended at the discretion of the Malaysian government. All travelers MUST have explicit, written permission from the Malaysian authorities prior to traveling to Malaysia. Any travelers permitted to enter Malaysia during the MCO will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day self-quarantine. Foreign nationals are permitted to depart the country.
    Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my. Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia BEFORE the MCO began on March 16 may enter Sarawak without quarantine, but must request advance permission from the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia DURING the MCO will be subject to a mandatory fourteen day quarantine in a government facility at their own expense, and must first request advance permission from SDMC.
    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter self-quarantine for 14 days. You will be required to register an address for your self-quarantine, download the MySejahtera app, and wear a wristband. It is an offence to leave the registered address or remove the wristband during self-quarantine. You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and on completion of your self-quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place. You should observe social distancing (1m). To enter many facilities you will be expected to wear a face mask, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.

    Read more
    02.07.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions. (Reuters, 07.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Under travel restrictions announced on March 16 and extended several times, all foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until August 31, though this end date may be further extended at the discretion of the Malaysian government. All travelers MUST have explicit, written permission from the Malaysian authorities prior to traveling to Malaysia. Any travelers permitted to enter Malaysia during the MCO will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day self-quarantine. Foreign nationals are permitted to depart the country.
    Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my. Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia BEFORE the MCO began on March 16 may enter Sarawak without quarantine, but must request advance permission from the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia DURING the MCO will be subject to a mandatory fourteen day quarantine in a government facility at their own expense, and must first request advance permission from SDMC.
    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter self-quarantine for 14 days. You will be required to register an address for your self-quarantine, download the MySejahtera app, and wear a wristband. It is an offence to leave the registered address or remove the wristband during self-quarantine. You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and on completion of your self-quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place. You should observe social distancing (1m). To enter many facilities you will be expected to wear a face mask, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.

    Read more
    29.06.2020
  • Malaysia Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia. Only passengers allowed are: nationals of Malaysia, permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card, passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H). They must have medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 3 days before arrival and a printed entry permission from Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children.
    Also allowed entry are passengers with a diplomatic passport or with official passport on a diplomatic mission.

    Passengers arriving in Malaysia are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days, medical screening and must install ‘MySejahtera app’ in their smart phone.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Government to reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions. (Reuters, 07.06.2020)
    Under travel restrictions announced on March 16 and extended several times, all foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until August 31, though this end date may be further extended at the discretion of the Malaysian government. Any travelers permitted to enter Malaysia during the MCO will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day self-quarantine.Foreign nationals may transit through the international terminals of Malaysian airports as long as they are not required to pass through immigration while in transit. Foreign nationals are permitted to depart the country; however flight options are limited. Malaysian citizens with a foreign residence permit, including U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, are allowed to depart, but will not be able to return until the MCO is lifted. All travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Travelers should closely monitor the situation in Malaysia and other transit countries before travel. Additional travel restrictions apply for travel to the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak which have local autonomy over immigration at domestic and international ports of entry; these states also observe the same general restrictions as the federal government through the end of the MCO. All travelers from Peninsular Malaysia will be required to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival to Sarawak and Sabah. Screening points are present at all international entry points, including air, land, and sea routes. Sabah: Sabah has imposed temporary restrictions on all foreign nationals and non-Sabah residents from entering the states. Long term visa holders may be admitted but will be required to self-quarantine at home for 14 days. Sarawak: Sarawak has imposed temporary restrictions on all foreign nationals and non-Sarawak residents. Long term visa holders may be admitted but will be required to self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place. You should observe social distancing (1m). To enter many facilities you will be expected to wear a face mask, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.

    Read more
    26.06.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions. (Reuters, 07.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H). They must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 3 days before arrival and an Immigration approval.
    – This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.
    – This does not apply to passengers with official passport on a diplomatic mission.
    2. Passengers arriving in Malaysia:
    – are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days; and
    – are subject to medical screening; and
    – must install ‘MySejahtera app’ in their smart phone.
    3. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah or Sarawak.
    4. Airline crew must present a “Health Declaration Form” upon arrival.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    International restrictions:

    The restrictions under the ‘Movement Control Order’ have been extended to 31 August. Under the MCO, all foreigners are banned from entering the country. However, exceptions apply to permanent residents, holders of diplomatic and official passports and long-term pass holders working in the country’s essential services sector will be allowed entry; essential service workers must obtain a letter of confirmation from their employers and liaise with the Malaysian Immigration Department. From 4 May, foreign spouses of Malaysian citizens with long-term social passes and dependent social passes are also allowed entry.
    Malaysians in Singapore must obtain approval from the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore, before returning to Malaysia by land. Affected people should email the High Commission at least two days before departure, attaching a copy of their work passes. Only 400 permits will be issued daily. The permits should be obtained through emailing stmsg@mhc.org.sg at least 2 days before scheduled entry into Malaysia.
    International flights to and from Penang International Airport (PEN) are suspended.
    Malaysian citizens and permanent residents holding work permits from third countries who wish to return to their place of work will be allowed to do so but will not be able to re-enter before the current restrictions order is lifted. Supporting documents need to be provided at the point of departure. This supersedes the previous order banning all Malaysian citizens from leaving the country.
    Holders of Expatriate Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass and Temporary Work Pass are not allowed to enter Malaysia during this period.
    Foreigners holding the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) pass are allowed to return to the country. A certificate proving that the traveller has tested negative for COVID-19 will be needed prior to departure. A 14-day quarantine is still required upon arrival.
    All Malaysian citizens and permanent residents are banned from leaving the country. However, transit across the Malaysia-Brunei border is at the discretion of the immigration authorities.
    Quarantine Order for Passengers Entering Malaysia:
    There is a 14-day mandatory quarantine for passengers, including Malaysians, exempted foreigners arriving into the country.
    Upon arrival, travellers will undergo screening by the Malaysian health authorities before being sent to designated government quarantine centres around Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.
    Travellers with onward domestic connections must undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine before being allowed to proceed to their domestic destinations.
    However, passengers with connections to Sabah and Sarawak (both East Malaysia) are allowed to undergo quarantine upon arrival in their respective states. These travellers are not allowed to leave the airport building and must have a transit time of less than 24 hours.
    Foreign travellers are allowed to leave Malaysia.
    Passengers transiting in Malaysia will be allowed to do so as long as they do not need to clear immigration to board their connecting flight.
    Inter-terminal transit between the two terminals (KLIA to KlIA2) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is not possible during this time.

    Internal restrictions:

    With conditional MCO coming into effect from 4 May, most business and social activities are permitted, provided they adhere to stringent health and social-distancing guidelines. Activities involving large gatherings such as religious congregations or activities that may involve close body contact such as food bazaars remain prohibited. Details of the activities that are allowed can be found on the National Security Council’s website or the government agency’s social media page (both in Malay). Alternatively, translated details of the CMCO can be found here. Interstate travel remains banned and applications through the authorities should still be made.
    Under the CMCO, public transportation is operating at half of its usual capacity, to maintain social-distance. Transport services to and from the airport also remain available.
    While all states are moving towards easing restrictions and resuming business activities, the adoption of the CMCO differs in each state. States with different separate plans include the following:
    Penang: Adjusted CMCO – the Penang Gradual Recovery Strategy (PGRS); limited businesses have resumed operations from 8 May, remaining businesses are expected to resume from 13 May.
    Negeri Sembilan: Adjusted CMCO; limited business have resumed operations from 4 May.
    Selangor: Adjusted CMCO; limited businesses have resumed operations from 4 May.
    Sarawak states: CMCO will be implemented from 12 May. Details of the state-specific guideline can be found on the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) social media page.
    Anyone intending to undertake interstate travel to major cities should apply online through the Gerak Malaysia mobile application or at the local police station.
    Domestic travellers, including Malaysian nationals and foreigners in Malaysia, are not allowed to travel between West Malaysia and the states of Sabah or Sarawak (East Malaysia). Residents of Sabah or Sarawak who were already in West Malaysia, or vice versa, before the MCO are allowed to return to their respective states. They are required to present their flight tickets and identification documents (identification card or passport) to clear immigration. However, they will be subject to the following measures:
    Sabah: Sabah identity card holders entering the state may be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Permanent residents, long-term pass holders (including student pass, work permit, and spouses and children holding long-term social visit pass), and non-residents working in the essential services sector are allowed to enter the state but are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
    Sarawak: Sarawak residents, permanent residents, employment pass holders or those working in essential services who are allowed to enter will be given a 14-day stay home notice.
    Road closures, roadblocks and checkpoints have been implemented across the nation.

    Read more
    16.06.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions. (Reuters, 07.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H). They must have a Coronavirus (COVID-19) negative testing result issued before departure and an Immigration approval.
    – This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.
    – This does not apply to passengers with official passport on a diplomatic mission.
    2. Passengers who are allowed to enter are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    3. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah or Sarawak.
    4. Airline crew are subject to health screening upon arrival.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    International restrictions:

    The restrictions under the ‘Movement Control Order’ have been extended to 31 August. Under the MCO, all foreigners are banned from entering the country. However, exceptions apply to permanent residents, holders of diplomatic and official passports and long-term pass holders working in the country’s essential services sector will be allowed entry; essential service workers must obtain a letter of confirmation from their employers and liaise with the Malaysian Immigration Department. From 4 May, foreign spouses of Malaysian citizens with long-term social passes and dependent social passes are also allowed entry.
    Malaysians in Singapore must obtain approval from the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore, before returning to Malaysia by land. Affected people should email the High Commission at least two days before departure, attaching a copy of their work passes. Only 400 permits will be issued daily. The permits should be obtained through emailing stmsg@mhc.org.sg at least 2 days before scheduled entry into Malaysia.
    International flights to and from Penang International Airport (PEN) are suspended.
    Malaysian citizens and permanent residents holding work permits from third countries who wish to return to their place of work will be allowed to do so but will not be able to re-enter before the current restrictions order is lifted. Supporting documents need to be provided at the point of departure. This supersedes the previous order banning all Malaysian citizens from leaving the country.
    Holders of Expatriate Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass and Temporary Work Pass are not allowed to enter Malaysia during this period.
    Foreigners holding the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) pass are allowed to return to the country. A certificate proving that the traveller has tested negative for COVID-19 will be needed prior to departure. A 14-day quarantine is still required upon arrival.
    All Malaysian citizens and permanent residents are banned from leaving the country. However, transit across the Malaysia-Brunei border is at the discretion of the immigration authorities.
    Quarantine Order for Passengers Entering Malaysia:
    There is a 14-day mandatory quarantine for passengers, including Malaysians, exempted foreigners arriving into the country.
    Upon arrival, travellers will undergo screening by the Malaysian health authorities before being sent to designated government quarantine centres around Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.
    Travellers with onward domestic connections must undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine before being allowed to proceed to their domestic destinations.
    However, passengers with connections to Sabah and Sarawak (both East Malaysia) are allowed to undergo quarantine upon arrival in their respective states. These travellers are not allowed to leave the airport building and must have a transit time of less than 24 hours.
    Foreign travellers are allowed to leave Malaysia.
    Passengers transiting in Malaysia will be allowed to do so as long as they do not need to clear immigration to board their connecting flight.
    Inter-terminal transit between the two terminals (KLIA to KlIA2) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is not possible during this time.

    Internal restrictions:

    With conditional MCO coming into effect from 4 May, most business and social activities are permitted, provided they adhere to stringent health and social-distancing guidelines. Activities involving large gatherings such as religious congregations or activities that may involve close body contact such as food bazaars remain prohibited. Details of the activities that are allowed can be found on the National Security Council’s website or the government agency’s social media page (both in Malay). Alternatively, translated details of the CMCO can be found here. Interstate travel remains banned and applications through the authorities should still be made.
    Under the CMCO, public transportation is operating at half of its usual capacity, to maintain social-distance. Transport services to and from the airport also remain available.
    While all states are moving towards easing restrictions and resuming business activities, the adoption of the CMCO differs in each state. States with different separate plans include the following:
    Penang: Adjusted CMCO – the Penang Gradual Recovery Strategy (PGRS); limited businesses have resumed operations from 8 May, remaining businesses are expected to resume from 13 May.
    Negeri Sembilan: Adjusted CMCO; limited business have resumed operations from 4 May.
    Selangor: Adjusted CMCO; limited businesses have resumed operations from 4 May.
    Sarawak states: CMCO will be implemented from 12 May. Details of the state-specific guideline can be found on the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) social media page.
    Anyone intending to undertake interstate travel to major cities should apply online through the Gerak Malaysia mobile application or at the local police station.
    Domestic travellers, including Malaysian nationals and foreigners in Malaysia, are not allowed to travel between West Malaysia and the states of Sabah or Sarawak (East Malaysia). Residents of Sabah or Sarawak who were already in West Malaysia, or vice versa, before the MCO are allowed to return to their respective states. They are required to present their flight tickets and identification documents (identification card or passport) to clear immigration. However, they will be subject to the following measures:
    Sabah: Sabah identity card holders entering the state may be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Permanent residents, long-term pass holders (including student pass, work permit, and spouses and children holding long-term social visit pass), and non-residents working in the essential services sector are allowed to enter the state but are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
    Sarawak: Sarawak residents, permanent residents, employment pass holders or those working in essential services who are allowed to enter will be given a 14-day stay home notice.
    Road closures, roadblocks and checkpoints have been implemented across the nation.

    Read more
    11.06.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions. (Reuters, 07.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H). They must have a Coronavirus (COVID-19) negative testing result issued before departure and an Immigration approval.
    – This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.
    – This does not apply to passengers with official passport on a diplomatic mission.
    2. Passengers who are allowed to enter are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    3. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah or Sarawak.
    4. Airline crew are subject to health screening upon arrival.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    International restrictions:

    The restrictions under the ‘Movement Control Order’ have been extended to 9 June. Under the MCO, all foreigners are banned from entering the country. However, exceptions apply to permanent residents, holders of diplomatic and official passports and long-term pass holders working in the country’s essential services sector will be allowed entry; essential service workers must obtain a letter of confirmation from their employers and liaise with the Malaysian Immigration Department. From 4 May, foreign spouses of Malaysian citizens with long-term social passes and dependent social passes are also allowed entry.
    Malaysians in Singapore must obtain approval from the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore, before returning to Malaysia by land. Affected people should email the High Commission at least two days before departure, attaching a copy of their work passes. Only 400 permits will be issued daily. The permits should be obtained through emailing stmsg@mhc.org.sg at least 2 days before scheduled entry into Malaysia.
    International flights to and from Penang International Airport (PEN) are suspended.
    Malaysian citizens and permanent residents holding work permits from third countries who wish to return to their place of work will be allowed to do so but will not be able to re-enter before the current restrictions order is lifted. Supporting documents need to be provided at the point of departure. This supersedes the previous order banning all Malaysian citizens from leaving the country.
    Holders of Expatriate Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass and Temporary Work Pass are not allowed to enter Malaysia during this period.
    Foreigners holding the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) pass are allowed to return to the country. A certificate proving that the traveller has tested negative for COVID-19 will be needed prior to departure. A 14-day quarantine is still required upon arrival.
    All Malaysian citizens and permanent residents are banned from leaving the country. However, transit across the Malaysia-Brunei border is at the discretion of the immigration authorities.
    Quarantine Order for Passengers Entering Malaysia:
    There is a 14-day mandatory quarantine for passengers, including Malaysians, exempted foreigners arriving into the country.
    Upon arrival, travellers will undergo screening by the Malaysian health authorities before being sent to designated government quarantine centres around Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.
    Travellers with onward domestic connections must undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine before being allowed to proceed to their domestic destinations.
    However, passengers with connections to Sabah and Sarawak (both East Malaysia) are allowed to undergo quarantine upon arrival in their respective states. These travellers are not allowed to leave the airport building and must have a transit time of less than 24 hours.
    Foreign travellers are allowed to leave Malaysia.
    Passengers transiting in Malaysia will be allowed to do so as long as they do not need to clear immigration to board their connecting flight.
    Inter-terminal transit between the two terminals (KLIA to KlIA2) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is not possible during this time.

    Internal restrictions:

    With conditional MCO coming into effect from 4 May, most business and social activities are permitted, provided they adhere to stringent health and social-distancing guidelines. Activities involving large gatherings such as religious congregations or activities that may involve close body contact such as food bazaars remain prohibited. Details of the activities that are allowed can be found on the National Security Council’s website or the government agency’s social media page (both in Malay). Alternatively, translated details of the CMCO can be found here. Interstate travel remains banned and applications through the authorities should still be made.
    Under the CMCO, public transportation is operating at half of its usual capacity, to maintain social-distance. Transport services to and from the airport also remain available.
    While all states are moving towards easing restrictions and resuming business activities, the adoption of the CMCO differs in each state. States with different separate plans include the following:
    Penang: Adjusted CMCO – the Penang Gradual Recovery Strategy (PGRS); limited businesses have resumed operations from 8 May, remaining businesses are expected to resume from 13 May.
    Negeri Sembilan: Adjusted CMCO; limited business have resumed operations from 4 May.
    Selangor: Adjusted CMCO; limited businesses have resumed operations from 4 May.
    Sarawak states: CMCO will be implemented from 12 May. Details of the state-specific guideline can be found on the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) social media page.
    Anyone intending to undertake interstate travel to major cities should apply online through the Gerak Malaysia mobile application or at the local police station.
    Domestic travellers, including Malaysian nationals and foreigners in Malaysia, are not allowed to travel between West Malaysia and the states of Sabah or Sarawak (East Malaysia). Residents of Sabah or Sarawak who were already in West Malaysia, or vice versa, before the MCO are allowed to return to their respective states. They are required to present their flight tickets and identification documents (identification card or passport) to clear immigration. However, they will be subject to the following measures:
    Sabah: Sabah identity card holders entering the state may be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Permanent residents, long-term pass holders (including student pass, work permit, and spouses and children holding long-term social visit pass), and non-residents working in the essential services sector are allowed to enter the state but are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
    Sarawak: Sarawak residents, permanent residents, employment pass holders or those working in essential services who are allowed to enter will be given a 14-day stay home notice.
    Road closures, roadblocks and checkpoints have been implemented across the nation.

    Read more
    10.06.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions. (Reuters, 07.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H). They must have a Coronavirus (COVID-19) negative testing result before leaving for Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.
    – This does not apply to passengers with official passport on a diplomatic mission.
    2. Passengers who are allowed to enter must have a printed “Journey Permission Letter” obtained at the Embassy or Consulate of Malaysia.
    They must also be quarantined for 14 days at the designated quarantine stations.
    Quarantine charges will be MYR 150 each day. For nationals of Malaysia, the government will bear 50% of the cost per day. For all other passengers, they are required to bear all the costs.
    3. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah or Sarawak.
    4. Airline crew are subject to health screening upon arrival.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    International restrictions:

    The restrictions under the ‘Movement Control Order’ have been extended to 9 June. Under the MCO, all foreigners are banned from entering the country. However, exceptions apply to permanent residents, holders of diplomatic and official passports and long-term pass holders working in the country’s essential services sector will be allowed entry; essential service workers must obtain a letter of confirmation from their employers and liaise with the Malaysian Immigration Department. From 4 May, foreign spouses of Malaysian citizens with long-term social passes and dependent social passes are also allowed entry.
    Malaysians in Singapore must obtain approval from the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore, before returning to Malaysia by land. Affected people should email the High Commission at least two days before departure, attaching a copy of their work passes. Only 400 permits will be issued daily. The permits should be obtained through emailing stmsg@mhc.org.sg at least 2 days before scheduled entry into Malaysia.
    International flights to and from Penang International Airport (PEN) are suspended.
    Malaysian citizens and permanent residents holding work permits from third countries who wish to return to their place of work will be allowed to do so but will not be able to re-enter before the current restrictions order is lifted. Supporting documents need to be provided at the point of departure. This supersedes the previous order banning all Malaysian citizens from leaving the country.
    Holders of Expatriate Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass and Temporary Work Pass are not allowed to enter Malaysia during this period.
    Foreigners holding the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) pass are allowed to return to the country. A certificate proving that the traveller has tested negative for COVID-19 will be needed prior to departure. A 14-day quarantine is still required upon arrival.
    All Malaysian citizens and permanent residents are banned from leaving the country. However, transit across the Malaysia-Brunei border is at the discretion of the immigration authorities.
    Quarantine Order for Passengers Entering Malaysia:
    There is a 14-day mandatory quarantine for passengers, including Malaysians, exempted foreigners arriving into the country.
    Upon arrival, travellers will undergo screening by the Malaysian health authorities before being sent to designated government quarantine centres around Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.
    Travellers with onward domestic connections must undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine before being allowed to proceed to their domestic destinations.
    However, passengers with connections to Sabah and Sarawak (both East Malaysia) are allowed to undergo quarantine upon arrival in their respective states. These travellers are not allowed to leave the airport building and must have a transit time of less than 24 hours.
    Foreign travellers are allowed to leave Malaysia.
    Passengers transiting in Malaysia will be allowed to do so as long as they do not need to clear immigration to board their connecting flight.
    Inter-terminal transit between the two terminals (KLIA to KlIA2) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is not possible during this time.

    Internal restrictions:

    With conditional MCO coming into effect from 4 May, most business and social activities are permitted, provided they adhere to stringent health and social-distancing guidelines. Activities involving large gatherings such as religious congregations or activities that may involve close body contact such as food bazaars remain prohibited. Details of the activities that are allowed can be found on the National Security Council’s website or the government agency’s social media page (both in Malay). Alternatively, translated details of the CMCO can be found here. Interstate travel remains banned and applications through the authorities should still be made.
    Under the CMCO, public transportation is operating at half of its usual capacity, to maintain social-distance. Transport services to and from the airport also remain available.
    While all states are moving towards easing restrictions and resuming business activities, the adoption of the CMCO differs in each state. States with different separate plans include the following:
    Penang: Adjusted CMCO – the Penang Gradual Recovery Strategy (PGRS); limited businesses have resumed operations from 8 May, remaining businesses are expected to resume from 13 May.
    Negeri Sembilan: Adjusted CMCO; limited business have resumed operations from 4 May.
    Selangor: Adjusted CMCO; limited businesses have resumed operations from 4 May.
    Sarawak states: CMCO will be implemented from 12 May. Details of the state-specific guideline can be found on the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) social media page.
    Anyone intending to undertake interstate travel to major cities should apply online through the Gerak Malaysia mobile application or at the local police station.
    Domestic travellers, including Malaysian nationals and foreigners in Malaysia, are not allowed to travel between West Malaysia and the states of Sabah or Sarawak (East Malaysia). Residents of Sabah or Sarawak who were already in West Malaysia, or vice versa, before the MCO are allowed to return to their respective states. They are required to present their flight tickets and identification documents (identification card or passport) to clear immigration. However, they will be subject to the following measures:
    Sabah: Sabah identity card holders entering the state may be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Permanent residents, long-term pass holders (including student pass, work permit, and spouses and children holding long-term social visit pass), and non-residents working in the essential services sector are allowed to enter the state but are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
    Sarawak: Sarawak residents, permanent residents, employment pass holders or those working in essential services who are allowed to enter will be given a 14-day stay home notice.
    Road closures, roadblocks and checkpoints have been implemented across the nation.

    Read more
    07.06.2020
  • Malaysia 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H). They must have a Coronavirus (COVID-19) negative testing result before leaving for Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.
    – This does not apply to passengers with official passport on a diplomatic mission.
    2. Passengers who are allowed to enter must have a printed “Journey Permission Letter” obtained at the Embassy or Consulate of Malaysia.
    They must also be quarantined for 14 days at the designated quarantine stations.
    Quarantine charges will be MYR 150 each day. For nationals of Malaysia, the government will bear 50% of the cost per day. For all other passengers, they are required to bear all the costs.
    3. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah or Sarawak.
    4. Airline crew are subject to health screening upon arrival.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    International restrictions:

    The restrictions under the ‘Movement Control Order’ have been extended to 9 June. Under the MCO, all foreigners are banned from entering the country. However, exceptions apply to permanent residents, holders of diplomatic and official passports and long-term pass holders working in the country’s essential services sector will be allowed entry; essential service workers must obtain a letter of confirmation from their employers and liaise with the Malaysian Immigration Department. From 4 May, foreign spouses of Malaysian citizens with long-term social passes and dependent social passes are also allowed entry.
    Malaysians in Singapore must obtain approval from the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore, before returning to Malaysia by land. Affected people should email the High Commission at least two days before departure, attaching a copy of their work passes. Only 400 permits will be issued daily. The permits should be obtained through emailing stmsg@mhc.org.sg at least 2 days before scheduled entry into Malaysia.
    International flights to and from Penang International Airport (PEN) are suspended.
    Malaysian citizens and permanent residents holding work permits from third countries who wish to return to their place of work will be allowed to do so but will not be able to re-enter before the current restrictions order is lifted. Supporting documents need to be provided at the point of departure. This supersedes the previous order banning all Malaysian citizens from leaving the country.
    Holders of Expatriate Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass and Temporary Work Pass are not allowed to enter Malaysia during this period.
    Foreigners holding the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) pass are allowed to return to the country. A certificate proving that the traveller has tested negative for COVID-19 will be needed prior to departure. A 14-day quarantine is still required upon arrival.
    All Malaysian citizens and permanent residents are banned from leaving the country. However, transit across the Malaysia-Brunei border is at the discretion of the immigration authorities.
    Quarantine Order for Passengers Entering Malaysia:
    There is a 14-day mandatory quarantine for passengers, including Malaysians, exempted foreigners arriving into the country.
    Upon arrival, travellers will undergo screening by the Malaysian health authorities before being sent to designated government quarantine centres around Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.
    Travellers with onward domestic connections must undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine before being allowed to proceed to their domestic destinations.
    However, passengers with connections to Sabah and Sarawak (both East Malaysia) are allowed to undergo quarantine upon arrival in their respective states. These travellers are not allowed to leave the airport building and must have a transit time of less than 24 hours.
    Foreign travellers are allowed to leave Malaysia.
    Passengers transiting in Malaysia will be allowed to do so as long as they do not need to clear immigration to board their connecting flight.
    Inter-terminal transit between the two terminals (KLIA to KlIA2) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is not possible during this time.

    Internal restrictions:

    With conditional MCO coming into effect from 4 May, most business and social activities are permitted, provided they adhere to stringent health and social-distancing guidelines. Activities involving large gatherings such as religious congregations or activities that may involve close body contact such as food bazaars remain prohibited. Details of the activities that are allowed can be found on the National Security Council’s website or the government agency’s social media page (both in Malay). Alternatively, translated details of the CMCO can be found here. Interstate travel remains banned and applications through the authorities should still be made.
    Under the CMCO, public transportation is operating at half of its usual capacity, to maintain social-distance. Transport services to and from the airport also remain available.
    While all states are moving towards easing restrictions and resuming business activities, the adoption of the CMCO differs in each state. States with different separate plans include the following:
    Penang: Adjusted CMCO – the Penang Gradual Recovery Strategy (PGRS); limited businesses have resumed operations from 8 May, remaining businesses are expected to resume from 13 May.
    Negeri Sembilan: Adjusted CMCO; limited business have resumed operations from 4 May.
    Selangor: Adjusted CMCO; limited businesses have resumed operations from 4 May.
    Sarawak states: CMCO will be implemented from 12 May. Details of the state-specific guideline can be found on the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) social media page.
    Anyone intending to undertake interstate travel to major cities should apply online through the Gerak Malaysia mobile application or at the local police station.
    Domestic travellers, including Malaysian nationals and foreigners in Malaysia, are not allowed to travel between West Malaysia and the states of Sabah or Sarawak (East Malaysia). Residents of Sabah or Sarawak who were already in West Malaysia, or vice versa, before the MCO are allowed to return to their respective states. They are required to present their flight tickets and identification documents (identification card or passport) to clear immigration. However, they will be subject to the following measures:
    Sabah: Sabah identity card holders entering the state may be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Permanent residents, long-term pass holders (including student pass, work permit, and spouses and children holding long-term social visit pass), and non-residents working in the essential services sector are allowed to enter the state but are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
    Sarawak: Sarawak residents, permanent residents, employment pass holders or those working in essential services who are allowed to enter will be given a 14-day stay home notice.
    Road closures, roadblocks and checkpoints have been implemented across the nation.

    Read more
    03.06.2020
  • Malaysia

    International restrictions:

    The restrictions under the ‘Movement Control Order’ have been extended to 9 June. Under the MCO, all foreigners are banned from entering the country. However, exceptions apply to permanent residents, holders of diplomatic and official passports and long-term pass holders working in the country’s essential services sector will be allowed entry; essential service workers must obtain a letter of confirmation from their employers and liaise with the Malaysian Immigration Department. From 4 May, foreign spouses of Malaysian citizens with long-term social passes and dependent social passes are also allowed entry. Malaysians in Singapore must obtain approval from the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore, before returning to Malaysia by land. Affected people should email the High Commission at least two days before departure, attaching a copy of their work passes. Only 400 permits will be issued daily. The permits should be obtained through emailing stmsg@mhc.org.sg at least 2 days before scheduled entry into Malaysia. International flights to and from Penang International Airport (PEN) are suspended. Malaysian citizens and permanent residents holding work permits from third countries who wish to return to their place of work will be allowed to do so but will not be able to re-enter before the current restrictions order is lifted. Supporting documents need to be provided at the point of departure. This supersedes the previous order banning all Malaysian citizens from leaving the country. Holders of Expatriate Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass and Temporary Work Pass are not allowed to enter Malaysia during this period. Foreigners holding the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) pass are allowed to return to the country. A certificate proving that the traveller has tested negative for COVID-19 will be needed prior to departure. A 14-day quarantine is still required upon arrival. All Malaysian citizens and permanent residents are banned from leaving the country. However, transit across the Malaysia-Brunei border is at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Quarantine Order for Passengers Entering Malaysia: There is a 14-day mandatory quarantine for passengers, including Malaysians, exempted foreigners arriving into the country. Upon arrival, travellers will undergo screening by the Malaysian health authorities before being sent to designated government quarantine centres around Negeri Sembilan and Selangor. Travellers with onward domestic connections must undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine before being allowed to proceed to their domestic destinations. However, passengers with connections to Sabah and Sarawak (both East Malaysia) are allowed to undergo quarantine upon arrival in their respective states. These travellers are not allowed to leave the airport building and must have a transit time of less than 24 hours. Foreign travellers are allowed to leave Malaysia. Passengers transiting in Malaysia will be allowed to do so as long as they do not need to clear immigration to board their connecting flight. Inter-terminal transit between the two terminals (KLIA to KlIA2) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is not possible during this time.

    Internal restrictions:

    With conditional MCO coming into effect from 4 May, most business and social activities are permitted, provided they adhere to stringent health and social-distancing guidelines. Activities involving large gatherings such as religious congregations or activities that may involve close body contact such as food bazaars remain prohibited. Details of the activities that are allowed can be found on the National Security Council’s website or the government agency’s social media page (both in Malay). Alternatively, translated details of the CMCO can be found here. Interstate travel remains banned and applications through the authorities should still be made. Under the CMCO, public transportation is operating at half of its usual capacity, to maintain social-distance. Transport services to and from the airport also remain available. While all states are moving towards easing restrictions and resuming business activities, the adoption of the CMCO differs in each state. States with different separate plans include the following: Penang: Adjusted CMCO – the Penang Gradual Recovery Strategy (PGRS); limited businesses have resumed operations from 8 May, remaining businesses are expected to resume from 13 May. Negeri Sembilan: Adjusted CMCO; limited business have resumed operations from 4 May. Selangor: Adjusted CMCO; limited businesses have resumed operations from 4 May. Sarawak states: CMCO will be implemented from 12 May. Details of the state-specific guideline can be found on the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) social media page. Anyone intending to undertake interstate travel to major cities should apply online through the Gerak Malaysia mobile application or at the local police station. Domestic travellers, including Malaysian nationals and foreigners in Malaysia, are not allowed to travel between West Malaysia and the states of Sabah or Sarawak (East Malaysia). Residents of Sabah or Sarawak who were already in West Malaysia, or vice versa, before the MCO are allowed to return to their respective states. They are required to present their flight tickets and identification documents (identification card or passport) to clear immigration. However, they will be subject to the following measures: Sabah: Sabah identity card holders entering the state may be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Permanent residents, long-term pass holders (including student pass, work permit, and spouses and children holding long-term social visit pass), and non-residents working in the essential services sector are allowed to enter the state but are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Sarawak: Sarawak residents, permanent residents, employment pass holders or those working in essential services who are allowed to enter will be given a 14-day stay home notice. Road closures, roadblocks and checkpoints have been implemented across the nation.

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    18.05.2020
  • Malaysia Malaysia’s government extended the time frame for movement and business curbs by another four weeks to June 9, amid a gradual reopening of economic activity. (Reuters, 10.05.2020) Government to require mandatory 14-day quarantine for nationals, foreigners entering via Johor (Straits Times, 04.05.2020) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia. – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia. – This does not apply to permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card. – This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children. – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport. – This does not apply to passengers with official passport on a diplomatic mission. – This does not apply to passengers who are embassy employees with a proof of employment and their dependents. 2. Passengers who are allowed to enter will be quarantined for 14 days at the designated quarantine stations. For nationals of Malaysia, the government will bear the cost of MYR 150 per day. For all other passengers, they are required to bear all the costs. 3. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed. From 4 May, foreign spouses of Malaysian citizens with long-term social passes and dependent social passes are also allowed entry.

    Internal restrictions:

    With conditional MCO coming into effect from 4 May, most business and social activities are permitted, provided they adhere to stringent health and social-distancing guidelines. Activities involving large gatherings such as religious congregations or activities that may involve close body contact such as food bazaars remain prohibited. Details of the activities that are allowed can be found on the National Security Council’s website or the government agency’s social media page (both in Malay). Alternatively, translated details of the CMCO can be found here. Interstate travel remains banned and applications through the authorities should still be made. Under the CMCO, public transportation is operating at half of its usual capacity, to maintain social-distance. Transport services to and from the airport also remain available. While all states are moving towards easing restrictions and resuming business activities, the adoption of the CMCO differs in each state. States with different separate plans include the following: Penang: Adjusted CMCO – the Penang Gradual Recovery Strategy (PGRS); limited businesses have resumed operations from 8 May, remaining businesses are expected to resume from 13 May. Negeri Sembilan: Adjusted CMCO; limited business have resumed operations from 4 May. Selangor: Adjusted CMCO; limited businesses have resumed operations from 4 May. Sarawak states: CMCO will be implemented from 12 May. Details of the state-specific guideline can be found on the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) social media page. Anyone intending to undertake interstate travel to major cities should apply online through the Gerak Malaysia mobile application or at the local police station. Domestic travellers, including Malaysian nationals and foreigners in Malaysia, are not allowed to travel between West Malaysia and the states of Sabah or Sarawak (East Malaysia). Residents of Sabah or Sarawak who were already in West Malaysia, or vice versa, before the MCO are allowed to return to their respective states. They are required to present their flight tickets and identification documents (identification card or passport) to clear immigration. However, they will be subject to the following measures: Sabah: Sabah identity card holders entering the state may be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Permanent residents, long-term pass holders (including student pass, work permit, and spouses and children holding long-term social visit pass), and non-residents working in the essential services sector are allowed to enter the state but are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Sarawak: Sarawak residents, permanent residents, employment pass holders or those working in essential services who are allowed to enter will be given a 14-day stay home notice. Road closures, roadblocks and checkpoints have been implemented across the nation.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://my.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/ International SOS

    Published on 11.05.2020

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    12.05.2020
  • Malaysia Malaysia’s government extended the time frame for movement and business curbs by another four weeks to June 9, amid a gradual reopening of economic activity. (Reuters, 10.05.2020)

    Government to require mandatory 14-day quarantine for nationals, foreigners entering via Johor (Straits Times, 04.05.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Malaysia with a MyPR card.
    – This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Malaysia. They must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.
    – This does not apply to passengers with official passport on a diplomatic mission.
    – This does not apply to passengers who are embassy employees with a proof of employment and their dependents.
    2. Passengers who are allowed to enter will be quarantined for 14 days at the designated quarantine stations.
    For nationals of Malaysia, the government will bear the cost of MYR 150 per day.
    For all other passengers, they are required to bear all the costs.
    3. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.

    From 4 May, foreign spouses of Malaysian citizens with long-term social passes and dependent social passes are also allowed entry.

    Internal restrictions:

    With conditional MCO (CMCO) coming into effect from 4 May, most business and social activities will be permitted, provided they adhere to stringent health and social-distancing guidelines. Activities involving large gatherings such as religious congregations or activities that may involve close body contact such as food bazaars remain prohibited. Details of the activities that are allowed can be found on the National Security Council’s website. Alternatively, the information can also be obtained through the government agency’s social media account. Interstate travel remains banned and applications through the authorities should still be made.
    Under the CMCO, public transportation will operate at half of its usual capacity, to maintain social-distancing. Transport services to and from the airport will also remain available.
    The adoption of the CMCO differs in each state. Several states have decided to retain some restrictions. These states include:
    Penang; the present MCO remains in effect.
    Kedah: CMCO is delayed until the decision is made by the State Security Working Committee Meeting on 5 May.
    Negeri Sembilan: Adjusted CMCO; limited business will operate from 4 May.
    Selangor: Adjusted CMCO; limited businesses will operate from 4 May.
    Sabah: CMCO not adopted at least until 12 May; the present MCO maintains.
    Sarawak states: CMCO delayed until investigation is conducted by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).
    Pahang: CMCO is not adopted until further notice; the present MCO maintains.
    Anyone intending to undertake interstate travel to major cities should apply online through the Gerak Malaysia mobile application or at the local police station. From 7 May, inter-travel will resume according to the schedule announced by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM). Travellers can proceed as per the below schedule once application has been submitted:
    7 May: From Kuala Lumpur;
    8 May: From Perak, Johor and Kelantan;
    9 May: From Pelis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Melaka and Pahang;
    10 May: From Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu.
    Domestic travellers, including Malaysian nationals and foreigners in Malaysia, are not allowed to travel between West Malaysia and the states of Sabah or Sarawak (East Malaysia). Residents of Sabah or Sarawak who were already in West Malaysia, or vice versa, before the MCO are allowed to return to their respective states. They are required to present their flight tickets and identification documents (identification card or passport) to clear immigration. However, they will be subject to the following measures:
    Sabah: Sabah identity card holders entering the state may be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Permanent residents, long-term pass holders (including student pass, work permit, and spouses and children holding long-term social visit pass), and non-residents working in the essential services sector are allowed to enter the state but are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
    Sarawak: Sarawak residents, permanent residents, employment pass holders or those working in essential services who are allowed to enter will be given a 14-day stay home notice.
    Road closures, roadblocks and checkpoints have been implemented across the nation.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/malaysia]
    [https://my.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
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