Dear Travellers, Travel & Media Partners,
In the wake of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), we would like to bring to your attention the latest updates on the travel situation in Malaysia:
Dear Friends of Malaysia,
We are very excited to inform you that interstate travel and reopening of domestic tourism will be allowed as Malaysian government has decided to replace the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) with the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), starting June 10 to August 31.
Even though country’s borders remain shut, more relaxation on public activities has been announced with strict compliance of standard operation procedure (SOP) since the newly introduced RMCO is considered as part of an exit strategy after our government has successfully contained the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Special thanks to our medical and security front line workers who have made this happened as their swift action managed to curb the infection especially involving imported cases of illegal foreign workers in the immigration depots recently.
Encompassing seven strategies, RMCO is set to fortify public healthcare, law and enforcement, strengthening border control, fully reopening of the economic sector, inculcating the new normal, empowering community responsibilities and protecting the high-risk group.
While several activities including museum visits, indoor busking, filming, recreational fishing, cycling, motorcycle convoys besides self-service laundrettes, haircuts and beauty treatments at salons are permitted to operate under RMCO, this does not include pubs, night clubs, entertainment, reflexology and karaoke centres as well as theme park.
The open market including morning and night markets, bazaars, food courts, hawker centres, food trucks and restaurants have also been given the green light. Schools however will be reopened in stages during the RMCO after seeking advice of the Health Ministry.
Meetings and workshops are permitted with adherence to the health protocols and optimization of space. You may also delighted to know the business operations will return as normal in compliance with the SOP in which commercial activities that include sales and promotional outside the business premises are also allowed.
Meanwhile, our government has also changed its policy to allow Malaysians returning from overseas to undergo home quarantine instead of the mandatory quarantine at quarantine centres from June 10.
We hope with almost social, education and business activities that will resume in stages, this will bring great cheer to the people while at the same time accelerate the economic growth of our country even though overseas travel and spectator sport are still barred at the moment.
As of June 8, there is an increase in the number of COVID-19 recoveries in Malaysia, totalling to 6,694 in which it represents 80.37% of the total positive cases.
The total number of COVID-19 fatalities however remained at 117 cases or 1.4% of the total confirmed cases.