COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
• 21-day quarantine at a government facility for all travelers from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.
• 14-day quarantine at a government facility for travelers from all other countries (this period may be extended based on risk assessment by health officials).
• Negative RT-PCR Covid-19 screening test result must be completed no earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival in Malaysia.
• RT-PCR COVID-19 testing required for all travelers upon arrival at the port of entry in Malaysia.
• There is no health certificate requirement in Malaysia.
• Malaysia and Singapore announced the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) schemes for different groups of travelers between Malaysia and Singapore. The RGL facilitates essential travel for business and official purposes for a single-entry into Malaysia for a maximum 14-day stay. The PCA allows Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents to travel to Malaysia via land border crossings to work. Those who enter under the PCA must remain in Malaysia for at least 90 days before being able to return to Singapore for short-term home leave and subsequent re-entry into Malaysia. Applications for entry on the basis of either the RGL or PCA must be submitted at least 10 business days ahead of the intended date of travel.
• The RGL has been temporarily suspended until further notice.
• Malaysian citizens can still enter the country.
• Singapore/Malaysia Travel: 2 travel schemes: (1) Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA). The PCA will allow work travel between the two countries via the land border crossings at the Johor-Singapore Causeway and Malaysia-Singapore Second Link. Please contact the team for eligibility criteria (2) Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) to facilitate short-term essential business and official travel between both countries for up to 14 days.
• Effective 13 May 2021, the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme between Malaysia and Singapore has been temporarily suspended. Travelers from Singapore who want to enter Malaysia for business purposes will need to use the One Stop Centre (OSC) channel provided by MIDA. The maximum duration of travel under this scheme is 14 days (similar to the RGL). Health check conditions must be fulfilled. The 14 day quarantine period will not apply.
•The Periodic Communicating Arrangement (PCA) Scheme is still in place and travelers entering Malaysia from Singapore via the PCA will need to undergo mandatory quarantine of 14 days starting 13 May 2021.
•Any expatriate listed below is required to apply for Entry Permission or Approval to Exit and Return to Malaysia via MYEntry. Expatriates who wish to exit Malaysia permanently may proceed to exit without applying for approval via MYEntry. The pass categories are as follows:
- Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependent(s).
- Employment Pass (Category EP I, II and III).
- Professional Visit Pass (PVP).
- Dependent Pass to expatriate for all categories.
- Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories.
- Foreign Maid to expatriate for all categories.
• Entry must comply with the following:
- Test 72 hours prior to arrival and on arrival in Malaysia.
- Install and download "MySejahtera" App and complete the relevant details prior to arrival
- Quarantine in government authorized facility - full costs to be paid by the non citizen prior to entering Malaysia.
• Following a recent travel ban, the latest changes suggest that travelers from the following countries may now be able to enter (however, entry applications for travelers from these countries will be subject to great scrutiny):
- Sri Lanka
Home SearchNo. Physical viewing not allowed but virtual viewing may be possible.
Temporary AccommodationsOnly for quarantine and isolation purposes.
SchoolsAll schools are closed.
• Malaysia lockdown has been extended till 28 June 2021.
• Vaccination: All expatriates will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations for free. They need to register under MySejahtera app. More information on vaksincovid.gov.my
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
Yes, Malaysia announced with effect 4 March (midnight) they will exit Movement Control Order (MCO); business resume as normal within own state but no interstate movement yet
Air - Reduced Services - averaging 50% increase in freight rates as a consequence of reduced carriers
Sea - Reduced services - causing scheduling issues and for cargo that is deemed non - essential - Average costs increased 15% and are expected to rise with effect in the next 3 mos; UK is majorly affected
Normal Service: We are required to have the approval on hand, letter from Employer, adhere to SOP and precautionary measures with us on each job in case there's road block
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?