Malaysia Partial Lockdown to contain Covid-19 – Operational Updates

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Malaysia Covid-19 Updates


As of 13 September 2021

We are excited to share that we are back operating from our office, effective 13 September 2021. With that, our clients' safety have always been our first priority and there is no exception in these unprecedented times. That is why in the midst of COVID-19, we are implementing and enforcing best practices of social distancing and self-isolation.

We are aligned with MKN’s guidelines to make sure our employees and clients are safe and sound.

We are taking the following precautions with our employees and clients:

  • Temperature must be taken before entering the building.
  • Face masks are compulsory
  • Common areas are sanitized and disinfected frequently

It is crucial to ensure our business is conducted in a safe environment while we carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to your visit.

As of 15 June 2021

Malaysia's Movement Control order (MCO 3.0) is extended for another 2 weeks from June 15 to June 28, 2021.
This announcement was made as the daily case numbers still exceeded 4,000.

The permitted and prohibited activities and its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) still remains the same and we shall continue to be working-from-home during this period.

As always, stay safe and keep well.

Our offices will be closed and all our staff will be Working-From-Home during this period.

We can still be reached via our email or at our office phone number.

As of 31 May 2021

The number of positive cases in Malaysia continue to surge and we hit an all-time high of 9,020 cases on 29 May 2021.
Yesterday, our Government has announced that Malaysia will undergo a total lockdown, or the Full Movement Control Order (FMCO), starting from 1st June 2021
And will be implemented in 3 phases.

Tentatively, it is expected to be a 14-day lockdown period (Phase 1) but we can expect an extension until out Covid-19 cases reduce.
During this lockdown all economic and social activities are prohibited (Except for essential service sectors).
Travelling in a vehicle will now be limited to 2 persons (including driver) and restricted to a radius of 10km.

As of 12 May 2021

Due to the recent surge in Covid-19 new cases, the entire nation is put under COVID-19 travel restriction beginning 12 May 2021 until 7 June 2021 following the latest directives by our Malaysian government to stem the rising number of cases in the country.

During the MCO (referred to MCO 3.0), all economic activities would be allowed to continue throughout the country, but interstate and inter-district travel, as well as social activities, events and dining-in at restaurants, are not permitted. The general public is encouraged to continue to stay at home with strict enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the infection.

As of 18 Mar, 2021

Vaccination has started since end of Feb and is ongoing for Phase 1 which covers the Frontliners.

Phase 2 will be from April onwards covering senior citizens and the rest of the population will be in Phase 3 from August 2021 onwards.

On 13 Jan 2021, due to the rise of Covid-19 cases nationwide, the entire country was placed under Movement Control Order (MCO), dubbed MCO 2.0, just as it was first implemented in March last year.

This MCO status has been gradually improving, with some states had reverted to the Recovery stage, while some others are now back on Conditional MCO.

All (if not, most) economic sectors are operating as usual, adhering to the new normal and set SOPs.

Currently, 4 states (Selangor, Johor, Kelantan, Penang) & Kuala Lumpur in the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) from 19 to 31 March 2021.

Inter-state travel and international borders are still closed.

Although a Proclamation of Emergency was issued throughout Malaysia from 11 Jan to 01 Aug 2021 due to the threat of Covid-19 pandemic, this Proclamation does not indicate or represent an absolute date that our country’s borders will be closed until 01 Aug. There is still not a specific date being announced for re-opening.

As of 03 Jan, 2021

The Malaysian government today extended the recovery movement control order (RMCO) nationwide until March 31, after it was originally scheduled to end yesterday.

The nationwide RMCO was supposed to end on 31 Dec 2020, while Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah are supposed to be under a conditional movement control order (CMCO) until January 14 due to the high number of cases in these states.

Our international borders will remain closed and all foreign tourists are still not allowed into the country.

We shall continue to keep you posted on new 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

For any matters, please contact us at +603 2141 3899 or email at

We will keep you advised of news developments and also of any changes.

Get travel advisory updates from the official website in Malaysia:

As of 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.

For any matters, please contact us at +603 2141 3899 or email at

We will keep you advised of developments and also of any changes.

For any matters, please find the contact details as follow:-

Aeroflot Russian Airlines
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Hawaiian Airlines
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Lucky Air
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Philippine Airlines
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South African Airways
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United Airlines
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Cunard Line
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Emerald Waterways
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Holland America Line
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Scenic Cruises
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Seabourn Cruise Line
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Rail Europe
General Line: +603 2141 3080
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Covid-19: Current situation in Malaysia (updated daily)