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,
Our Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has made it clear that Malaysia is currently in no rush to reopen the country’s border except for businesses, including investment and education, provided with stringent standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The government has also reiterated its commitment to tightening the border’s control to protect the people from the COVID-19 infections and to prevent an influx of illegal immigrants.
While the border’s control has caused some inconvenience to the public, we need to understand the necessity to strike a balance between protecting the lives of people and the livelihoods of all Malaysians.
Although Malaysia has also managed to keep the pandemic under control compared to other several countries, our government remains concerned over the recent surge which is now exceeding 10,000 total confirmed cases.
Malaysians are therefore reminded to remain vigilant as Malaysia is still at war to contain COVID-19 infections. They need to practice the new norms by washing their hands frequently, or using hand sanitiser and wear face masks in public places, as everybody plays their part as ‘frontliners’.
Public discipline and SOP compliance are crucial in breaking the chain of infections since the government are not only trying to flatten the curve but also looking for long-term containment of the virus.
Hence, our government would not hesitate to enforce the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in the areas which recorded a high number of COVID-19 cases.
As of September 16, there is an increase in the number of recoveries in Malaysia, totalling to 9,235 in which it represents 92.06% of the total positive cases. The total number of COVID-19 fatalities, however, remained at 128 cases or 1.28% of the total confirmed cases.