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,
The Malaysian government has recently extended the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) to December 31 since the latest global development on the COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating.
Even though the local situation remains under control, the government still need to continue enforcement action under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) for the sake of people if there is an increase in infections in particular localities.
The move is also to ensure all parties to comply with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and health protocols set out by the authorities.
Besides, it is imperative to tighten the country’s border controls as well as making it compulsory for citizens returning abroad as well as foreigners entering Malaysia, to undergo a 14-day quarantine order at designated quarantine stations.
Even though RMCO has been extended, our Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin believes that our daily activities will not be affected by the practice of new norms and adherence to the SOPs.
We need to wear face masks, wash our hands, maintain personal hygiene, and avoid crowded places, and this is what we have done until we have successfully prevented the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
As of August 31, there is an increase in the number of COVID-19 recoveries in Malaysia, totalling to 9,054 in which it represents 96.94% of the total positive cases. The total number of COVID-19 fatalities, however, remained at 127 cases or 1.36% of the total confirmed cases.