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,
In the continuous effort to help curb the number of Covid-19 cases in Labuan, the government has announced that the federal territory will continue to be placed under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) from October 31 until November 13.
With the announcement, Labuan joins the other two federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya whose CMCO had also been extended for two weeks beginning October 27 until November 9.
Also currently under CMCO is the town of Nilai in the state of Negeri Sembilan. State Human Resources, Plantation and Non-Muslim Affairs Committee chairman J. Arul Kumar had informed the media that nine non-Muslim houses of worship located in Nilai have been closed since October 28, in response to the CMCO order. He also urged small houses of worship that are not registered with the state government to close their premises to prevent any mass gatherings.
In another news, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had announced that Malaysian students are allowed to travel overseas to resume their studies. Students need to provide a letter of proof for the Immigration Department with a copy of study schedule and other official documents issued by their universities.
In addition, parents are also allowed to follow new students abroad to help them settle down in their new environment. However, only a maximum of two parents or guardians are allowed to accompany the students as stipulated by the SOP.
As of 29 October 2020, Malaysia celebrated the recoveries of 685 more patients. According to the Ministry of Health, this is the first time the number of recovery cases exceed the number of new Covid-19 cases within the same 24-hour window. While the new cases are still recording a three-digit figure with 649 new cases reported yesterday, the numbers are steadily showing a declining trend.
Let us continue to do our part in adhering to the SOPs to keep our community safe. #kitajagakita