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ENTRY RESTRICTIONS FOR LONG TERM VISA HOLDERS FROM HIGH RISK COUNTRIES TOWARDS COVID-19

ENTRY RESTRICTIONS FOR LONG TERM VISA HOLDERS FROM HIGH RISK COUNTRIES TOWARDS COVID-19

 

1.         The Government of Malaysia has announced that effective 7 September 2020, holders of Malaysian long-term visa from countries that record more than 150,000 Covid-19 cases will not be allowed to enter Malaysia. 

 

2.         This is part of the measures to enhance the border control in Malaysia.

 

3.         The countries affected by this latest measures are:

  1. United States;
  2. Brazil;
  3. India;
  4. Russia;
  5. Peru;
  6. Colombia;
  7. South Africa;
  8. Mexico;
  9. Spain;
  10. Argentina;
  11. Chile;
  12. Iran;
  13. United Kingdom;
  14. Bangladesh;
  15. Saudi Arabia;
  16. Pakistan;
  17. France;
  18. Turkey;
  19. Italy;
  20. Germany;
  21. Iraq;
  22. Philippines; and
  23. Indonesia

4.         The following are the type of Long Term Visas held by citizens of the listed countries that are restricted from entering Malaysia:

 

 (i)       Permanent Residents;

(ii)       Malaysia My Second Home Visa Holders (MM2H);

(iii)      All Expatriates – Employment Pass (Category I, II and III), Resident – Talent   Pass (RTP), Professional Visit Pass (Expert Group) and Dependent Pass;

(iv)      Resident Pass;

(v)       Student Pass;

(vi)      Temporary Employment Pass; and

(vii)     Husband / Wife / Children to Malaysian citizen

 

5.         This entry restriction also involves other foreign nationals residing or having a Long Term Visit Pass in the countries specified in Para 3. The entry approval given to the citizen involved also does not apply during the restriction period.

 

6.         Please be informed that Exemption is only given to the citizens specified in paragraph 3 under the following categories:

6.1       Eligible diplomats under the Exemption and Dependent Order. For diplomats or embassy staff who do not have a pass / first time entry / residency in another country such as passport holder United Nations (UN) / World Health Organization (WHO) / United         Nations Development Programs (UNDP), they need to obtain entry approval from the Director General Immigration first;

6.2       Ship crew members involved to carry out sign-on or joint ship and sign-off activities. Letter of Guarantee (LG), Seaman Book (Seaman Book) must be submitted as proof at the entrance;

 

            6.3        Pilots and Crews Commercial or private jets entering as crews or passengers provided they submit a General Declaration for the next flight operation; and

 

            6.4       Crews and Professional Workers in the petroleum (oil and gas) industry who already have passes and are given entry approval by the Director General of Immigration.

 

7.         Transit at the airport for those nationals mentioned above are allowed provided they do not enter Malaysia.

 

 

Embassy of Malaysia