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Last updated on 4th Feb 2021.

As the travel restrictions between Malaysia and other countries changes from time to time, Covid Entry Check would like to introduce our travel news bulletin that will help you obtain the key updates every couple of weeks. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at hello@covidentrycheck.com 

Entry / Exit Restrictions Key Updates

  • Malaysia remains relatively closed for non-citizens or residents. As Singapore rescinded the Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGL) agreement with Malaysia this week, there aren’t any active Greenlane agreements in place at the moment . All inbound Malaysian travellers are required to produce negative test results and mandatory quarantine for 10 days
  • New / Changed General Restrictions: Malaysia is currently under a nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) up to Feb 18th, 2021 and is recording daily case figures up to 4 digits. While restrictions are currently not at the point of a total lockdown, we can expect more stringent rules as the number of cases have increased during the implementation of the MCO. 
  • Travel Restrictions are expected to be in place for the foreseeable future as vaccination efforts will only begin in March 2021 and the current number of daily and active cases are at the highest point since the outbreak began

Key Travel Route Updates, travelling to:

  • Singapore: This route is generally closed with the recent suspension of the Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGL) agreements other than for Malaysian Citizens or Residents. 
  • Indonesia: This route remains closed for travel other than for Malaysian Citizens or Residents. All inbound travellers are required to produce a negative Covid-19 certificate not older than 3 days plus a mandatory quarantine for 10 days at a government dedicated facility. 
  • Vietnam: This route remains closed for travel other than for Malaysian Citizens or Residents. All inbound travellers are required to produce a negative Covid-19 certificate not older than 3 days plus a mandatory quarantine for 10 days at a government dedicated facility. 
  • Philippines: This route remains closed for travel other than for Malaysian Citizens or Residents. All inbound travellers are required to produce a negative Covid-19 certificate not older than 3 days plus a mandatory quarantine for 10 days at a government dedicated facility. 

Global Major Green Lane Updates

  • The United States has restricted travel from South Africa in lieu of the mutated strain and has introduced stricter entry rules such as mandatory tests and quarantine for all arrivals
  • Major European Union countries are increasing restrictions due to the mutated strain of Covid-19 with the travellers from UK being either on most red lists or require mandatory testing before entry
  • The UK has introduced more stringent rules by imposing fines on travellers that do not comply with the coronavirus lockdown valid travel exceptions. A compulsory 10 days quarantine requirements for all inbound travellers is expected to be confirmed in the coming days. Officials have announced the suspension of travel from the United Arab Emirates 
  • Israel has closed their borders for all inbound and outbound travel for 2 weeks in order to reduce the number of daily cases however lead the world in the number of vaccination doses being administered
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