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,
Malaysia is currently conducting mandatory COVID-19 mass screening on foreign workers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Pulau Pinang, Sabah and Labuan especially for those working in the factories as well as construction sites, under the implementation of the Social Security Organisation (Socso) programme.
As a pre-emptive measure against a spike in positive cases of COVID-19, our government has reactivated the COVID-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) in Serdang. The centre will house only non-citizens foreign workers who have either asymptomatic or exhibit mild symptoms.
The reactivation of this MAEPS PKRC 2.0 will also see the relocation of foreign COVID-19 patients from the Health Ministry Training Centre in Sungai Buloh to the quarantine centre in MAEPS. Hence, the armed forces and polices will also be stationed there to beef up security.
Meanwhile, people are reminded to adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) when travelling inter-district and inter-state are allowed nationwide except to the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) areas starting December 7.
Besides, there will be no longer two or four persons to a table rule for dine-in at restaurants. Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd (GSC) will also reopen its cinemas on December 16 in nine areas where the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has been lifted, subject to the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic.
On the other hand, the Sabah state government has agreed to reopen its border to Bruneians to travel either by air or land since Brunei has not registered any new COVID-19 cases for the last seven months.
However, travellers entering Sabah must undergo RT-PCR or RT-Ag COVID-19 swab test three days before travel. Those who do not have symptoms with negative results are allowed to enter Sabah via air, sea or land transportation.
The state government has also announced the financial aid to be disbursed to 503 licensed travel and tour companies in Sabah with each receiving RM4,000 one-off assistance starting next week.
As of December 9, Malaysia celebrated the recoveries of 1,068 more patients, and the overall COVID-19 recovery rate is at 85.4%. At the same time, Malaysia also recorded 959 new cases, totalling 76,265 cases nationwide. The total deaths are 393 cases or 0.5% of the confirmed cases.