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,
It seems like our domestic tourism is on the right track for recovery as several states in Malaysia are set to woo tourists by introduction of exciting holiday packages and discounts.
Perak state government for example has introduced #TravelPerakLah Voucher which can be used by tourists to get discounts on selected hotels and tourism products throughout the state while Terengganu has come out with 20 special packages that offer up to 80 percent discounts to boost Beautiful Terengganu Malaysia campaign.
While we anticipate the green light to allow Singaporeans and Bruneians residing in their home countries to enter Malaysia without the need to undergo COVID-19 screening and home quarantine should there be a reciprocal arrangement for Malaysians, more relaxations have been granted during this Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
We would like to inform you that our cinemas, theatres as well as live events are allowed to resume beginning July 1 in a closed hall not more than 250 individuals depending on the venue capacity with a strict compliance to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and social distancing.
The government has also allowed the opening of both public and private swimming pools at hotels, recreational clubs as well as gated residences as long as adherence to the SOPs while having stationed workers to control overcrowding.
Water-related activities at lakes, rivers and the sea are permitted but water theme parks are still barred from operating. Meanwhile, restaurants and eateries are now allowed to operate at full capacity, provided that social distancing is adhered to.
Starting June 24, Malaysian secondary schools are re-open to those students facing public examinations after being closed for three months due to COVID-19 pandemic. Local students who want to continue studies or sit for their examinations at their respective universities abroad does not need approval from the Immigration Department but they need to present valid related documentation at the immigration counter in the airport instead.
On the other hand, foreigners whose social visit passes expired during the RMCO period can go straight to the airport in order to go back to their respective countries.
Meanwhile, foreign nationals working on Malaysian vessels as sailors will not be barred from entering and exiting the country but domestic workers are not allowed just yet because majority of those working in the sector are coming from COVID-19 high risk countries.
As of June 24, there is an increase in the number of COVID-19 recoveries in Malaysia, totalling to 8,231 in which it represents 95.75% of the total positive cases. The total number of COVID-19 fatalities however remained at 121 cases or 1.4% of the total confirmed cases.