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7 Things You Should Know About The Travel Restrictions In Malaysia

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Cheng Sim  •  Jun 02, 2020

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As much as we miss travelling to the beautiful islands, staying the night at amazing glamping spots, and hiking up the stunning nature trails, Malaysia is a destination that remains close to our hearts. While we're still persevering through the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), the travel restrictions in Malaysia are still in place and will impact the way we travel in the future. Since it's best to stay informed, here's a snippet of everything you need to know, from travel advisory to travel ban in Malaysia. For Malaysians
1. Returning Malaysians need to undergo mandatory quarantine
All returning Malaysians are required to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival. They'll also be taken immediately to a government-designated quarantine centre where accommodation and meals are provided.
2. Returning Malaysians need to pay half of the hotel accommodation cost for your mandatory quarantine
Starting 1 June 2020, all returning Malaysians who are required to undergo compulsory 14-day quarantine would need to pay 50% of the hotel accommodation cost, as reported by New Straits Times. The National Security Council added that Malaysians returning from overseas are required to complete and sign the following form to obtain the approved Letter of Approval from a Malaysian High Commission or Consulate before arriving in Malaysia. Download hereLetter Of Undertaking And Indemnity Person Under Surveillance(forMalaysians)
3. All non-essential trips are not allowed
As of 30 May 2020, overseas travel and other non-essential trips are not allowed for Malaysians including students, as reported by New Straits Times. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that 'Malaysians are still barred from travelling abroad, especially to countries considered as high risk for Covid-19 infections'. At the time of writing, only essential trips relating to medical and government services are allowed.
4. Interstate travel is still not allowed
As of 30 May 2020, interstate travel in Malaysia is not allowed to the general public except for married couples who are living in different states, work purposes, medical reasons or emergency cases such as the death of a family member, according to New Straits Times. This temporary measure has taken effect since the first phase of the Movement Control Order in Malaysia. For international travellers visiting Malaysia
5. All international travellers are not allowed to enter or transit through Malaysia
With the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) taking place in Malaysia, all international travellers are not allowed to enter or transit through Malaysia with the exception of essential trips. Malaysians are also not allowed to travel overseas temporarily.
6. All non-Malaysians returning to Malaysia also need to undergo mandatory quarantine
Similar to returning Malaysians, all non-Malaysian citizens and permanent residents are required to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival. You'll also beimmediately taken to a government-designated quarantine centre where accommodation and meals are provided. Do note that you need to bear the full accommodation cost as mentioned in the point below.
7. All returning non-Malaysians need to pay the full accommodation cost for your mandatory quarantine
Starting 1 June 2020, all non-Malaysian citizens and permanent residents entering Malaysia are required to pay the full cost of their hotel accommodation, where their 14-day mandatory quarantine will take place, as reported by New Straits Times. The National Security Council added that all non-Malaysian citizens and permanent residents returning from overseas are required to complete and sign the following form to obtain the approved Letter of Approval from a Malaysian High Commission or Consulate before arriving in Malaysia. Download hereLetter Of Undertaking And Indemnity Person Under Surveillance (for non-Malaysian citizen, permanent resident or self-paying Malaysian citizen) Whether you're a Malaysian returning from overseas or an international traveller who are considering to transit through Malaysia in the near future, it's important to take note of these travel restrictions in Malaysia, so it won't affect your future trips. While we wait for the right time to travel again, stay inspired by these articles!