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 would like to update you that Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is currently unable to process any new application for the Malaysia My Second Home Programme (MM2H) due to its latest suspension by the government for the comprehensive review and re-evaluation.
This suspension is also in line with the government’s decision of not allowing foreign travellers to enter Malaysia due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, foreigners who are still interested to participate in the MM2H programme are welcome to apply once it is reactivated.
On the other note, we also eager to know that our low-cost airline, AirAsia is gearing up for the resumption of flights between Malaysia and Singapore as both governments have decided to open up cross-border travel for essential business and official purposes through Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme by this month.
For a start, AirAsia is expected to launch daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and one weekly flight each between Singapore and Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Ipoh. These flights are scheduled for the week of August 17, subject to further announcements by the governments.
Meanwhile, Malindo Air will also resume its international flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore effective August 19 with a single daily flight in order to cater to the demands of passengers and thus to boost the economy under the RGL and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) schemes.
PCA will allow the two countries’ citizens who hold long-term immigration passes (for business and work purpose) to return home for short-term leave.
As of August 6, there is an increase in the number of COVID-19 recoveries in Malaysia, totalling to 8,713 in which it represents 96.40% of the total positive cases. The total number of COVID-19 fatalities however remained at 125 cases or 1.38% of the total confirmed cases.