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 expressed his concern about the resurgence of COVID-19 cases despite heightened mitigation and intervention measures.
In view of the recurrence of COVID-19 cases especially in states such as Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Perak, Muhyiddin thinks that there is a need to review the implementation of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
Hence, a new standard operating procedure (SOP) for areas under RMCO as well as Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is being drawn up by the authorities.
In Negeri Sembilan, our Health Ministry has detected a rising number of COVID-19 cases in Seremban, and therefore the CMCO will be imposed throughout the district from November 5 to 18.
On the other hand, Malaysia welcomes Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow 10-day entry for foreigners to perform the umrah in Mecca. However, due to advice from the Health Ministry, Muhyiddin said the government does not intend to allow Malaysian pilgrims at the moment.
Meanwhile, the Prisons Department believes that the spread of COVID-19 within prisons is under control following the implementation of the quarantine and lockdown strategy.
Therefore, the National Security Council’s decision to end the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at nine prisons and detention centres nationwide starting November 4 is an early indication of the success in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 cases.
As of November 3, Malaysia recorded 1,054 new cases of COVID-19, totalling 34,393 cases nationwide whereas the total recovery rate is at 69.8%. The total deaths are 263 cases or 0.8% of the confirmed cases.