Malaysia Partial Lockdown to contain Covid-19 – Operational Updates

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Malaysia Partial Lockdown to contain Covid-19 - Operational Updates

As at 01 Sep, 2020

Despite Malaysia’s admirable efforts in battling the Covid-19 pandemic, the recovery movement control order (RMCO) has been extended to 31 Dec 2020.
The decision to extend the recovery MCO, which was supposed to end on Aug 31, was made as there were still new cases daily in the country.

International borders will still remain closed. Foreign tourists will still not be allowed in to avoid any imported cases into the country.

Other updates

  • Malaysia and Singapore started a travel bubble with its Reciprocal Green Lane project from 17 Aug 2020, for essential and official purposes only.
    Tourism/leisure travels are still not allowed.
  • Effective 07 Sep 2020, long-term pass holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines will not be allowed into Malaysia due to a spike in Covid-19 cases in those countries.
    This restriction apply to permanent residents, Malaysia My Second Home pass holders, expatriates, spousal visa holders and foreign students

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As at 10 June 2020,

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has ended 09 June 2020, and is now being replaced with the Recovery MCO (RMCO) with more relaxed conditions from 10 June to 31 August 2020.

In this stage, a lot of businesses will finally start to open up and the nation will see a lot more relaxations beginning 10 June. There would be a less controlled movement amongst the citizens, one of it is being able to have interstate travels now. This means that domestic travels are also allowed effectively.

RMCO involves seven strategies, namely:

  1. Strengthening public health
  2. Legislation and enforcement
  3. Strengthening border control
  4. Opening up the economic sector fully
  5. Inculcating the new normal
  6. Empowering community responsibilities
  7. Protecting groups at risk


  1. Interstate travel will be allowed, except for areas under an enhanced movement control order (EMCO).
  2. Training activities for sports teams, and non-contact sports such as bowling, badminton, archery and shooting.
  3. Motorcycle convoys and group bicycle rides.
  4. Schools will be opened in phases, with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Health (Moh) providing further details.
  5. Business operations will return as normal, with adherence to the necessary standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  6. Eid al-Adha and sacrifice rites will be allowed under the SOPs provided by religious authorities. For group prayers and religious activities in mosques and other houses of worship, more people will be allowed into services, with the government to provide guidance on this soon.
  7. Haircuts and beauty treatments at salons.
  8. Open markets, morning markets, night markets, bazaars, food courts, hawker centres, food trucks and food stalls will be allowed.
  9. Commercial activities that involve sales and promotional activities outside of business premises.
  10. Museum visits, indoor busking, self-service laundry facilities, recreational finishing and film shoots.
  11. Meetings and workshops can be done so long as they follow health and safety protocols and optimise space.

Not allowed

  1. Pubs, nightclubs, entertainment centres, reflexology centres, karaoke centres, theme parks, mass religious gatherings, mass social gatherings, open houses and other activities which involve large amounts of people in one place.
  2. Sports competitions or games that require mass gatherings of supporters in stadiums, swimming pools and public swimming pools are still not allowed, with contact sports such as rugby, wrestling, boxing, football, basketball and hockey not allowed as well.
  3. The country’s border will remain closed. Foreign travel entry restrictions for Foreigners.
    1. All foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until August 31st. - Any travellers permitted to enter Malaysia during the RMCO will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day quarantine at their own expense.
    2. Limited exceptions include holders of Malaysia My Second Home Permits.
    3. Foreign nationals may transit through the international terminals of Malaysian airports as long as they are not required to pass through immigration while in transit.

Even with the relaxed MCO now, we are still advised to continuously remain cautious and stay safe at all times. Businesses are advised to constantly adhere to strict SOPs while individuals are reminded on strict hygiene practices like hand-washing and wearing masks.

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