Date Updated

04/02/2021



  • • 10-day quarantine for all travelers entering Malaysia at a government-designated facility; this is applicable to Malaysia citizens and non-Malaysia citizens; quarantine costs to be borne by the traveler

    • COVID-19 test for all entrants upon arrival at the airport 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 intended date of travel


  • • A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is in effect until 14 April 2021 for the states of Johor, Kelantan, Penang, Selangor and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur; the CMCO is also in place in Sarawak until 12 April 2021

    • The states of Kedah, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, Sabah, Perlis and the Federal Territories of Putrajaya and Labuan are under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO)

    • Government offices are operating with limited resources

    • The immigration department is processing applications, but delays should be expected due to reduced staff capacity and/or operating hours Travel Restrictions

    • Entry ban for all long-term pass holders from Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States; the entry restrictions include travelers who are citizens of/holders of long-term passes of these countries, who are residing in or traveling from these countries

    • Foreign nationals and their dependents, including foreign maids to foreign nationals who hold a valid long-term pass and/or have obtained pass approval application to enter Malaysia must first obtain entry permission (Entry Approval Letter) from the Director-General of Immigration prior to entry; Fragomen can assist with the submission of the Entry Approval Letter (EAL) application; entry is only permitted for those who are currently holding a valid pass or an approved pass application in the following categories, following issuance of the EAL:
    - Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependent/s
    - Employment Pass (Category EP I, II and III)
    - Professional Visit Pass (PVP)
    - Dependent Pass for all categories of foreign nationals
    - Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) for all categories of foreign nationals
    - Foreign maids to foreign nationals for all categories

    • Entry ban for tourists and foreign visitors until further notice

    • Ban on overseas travel for Malaysians and expatriates in Malaysia until further notice; exceptions apply in limited circumstances

    • An inter-state travel ban remains in effect nationwide until further notice


  • • Yes, subject to building management approval
  • Yes (subject to approval)
  • Schools will reopen from 1 March
  • 10km radius travel limit within the same district has been lifted; no interstate and interdistrict travel; no social gatherings, meetings, seminars; only 2 people per household allowed to go out for essentials; only 2 people from same household allowed per vehicle; F&B (takeaway, delivery, & drive-thrus only): 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Petrol Stations: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. (24 hours for stations along highway) Clinics & Veterinary Clinics: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wholesale Markets: 11AM - 4 p.m. or midnight - 6 a.m. Morning Markets: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Other businesses allowed to operate: Electrical, electronic / hardware stores, vehicle distribution / sales center, stationery / book stores, launderettes, eyewear, furniture, jeweler, hotels, childcare centers & nurseries, clothing, fashion and accessories shops, second-hand shops, photo studios, nurseries and florists, gifts and handicrafts, cosmetics, sports equipment, and antique stores


  • • Yes, taxi and e-hailing can have a maximum of 2 passengers
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Video

    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

    Freight Availability/Cost
    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

    Road Availability
    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?
    • No

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