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,
This week sees the return to some semblance of normalcy for Malaysians as some school-going children resume their classes after months of staying at home since the implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) in March.
Schools are reminded to observe the SOPs as outlined by the Ministry of Health such as conducting temperature screening, practising social distancing and providing personal protective equipment including face masks and hand sanitisers where necessary. While the wearing of masks is not compulsory for all students, schools are responsible to provide masks for students who show symptoms at school.
In line with the lifting of the 250-people limit for events, indoor concerts and stage plays are now allowed to seat more than the limit depending on the space of the event halls. As long as organisers are able to ensure social distancing among audience members and observe all the necessary SOPs, they are no longer subject to the 250-pax limit previously imposed on all events.
On July 17 Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced that documented foreign workers in Malaysia are allowed to resume working once their respective sectors reopen. However, all workers need to undergo Covid-19 screening before reporting back to work. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the employers to ensure that their employees undergo the necessary procedure before allowing them to begin work.
As announced earlier, Malaysia is happy to welcome our healthcare travellers beginning July 1. Foreign nationals requiring healthcare treatment in Malaysia must submit their applications to Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) Member Hospitals. Kindly refer to the SOP that has been prepared by MHTC here. For reference on the latest SOPs in each sector, please visit the website of the National Security Council.
As of July 18, Malaysia sees 9 more cases of recoveries which brings the total rate of recovery to 97.51%.
Stay safe, stay vigilant.