COVID-19: Entry restrictions for foreign travelers updated

30 Sep 20

MALAYSIA

IMPACT – HIGH

Malaysia recently has expanded the categories of expatriates who are allowed into the country.

Key Points:

  • Expatriates in the following categories were allowed to enter Malaysia beginning Sept. 21:
    • Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T), and their dependents.
    • Employment Pass (Category EP I, II, and III).
    • Professional Visit Pass (PVP).
    • Dependant Pass to expatriates of all categories.
    • Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriates of all categories.
    • Foreign Maids to expatriates of all categories.
  • Foreign nationals who are eligible to enter the country will be required to apply for Entry Permission or Approval to Exit and Return to Malaysia via the MYEntry system. Expatriates who wish to exit Malaysia without returning during while the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) is in effect may proceed without applying for approval via MYEntry. For more details on the entry requirements and procedures, please click here.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.  Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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