The Prime Minister of Malaysia announced yesterday at 10:00pm

Malaysia Time (GMT+0800) that a Restriction Movement Order (RMO)

will take affect from 18 Mar 2020 – 31 March 2020.

Briefly, the RMO includes –

  • Ban on mass gatherings, including

    sports, culture, religious and social activities.

  • Ban on entry for all foreign

    visitors.

  • Ban on Malaysians travelling

    overseas.

  • Malaysians are allowed entry but must

    self-quarantine 14 days.

  • Closure of all government and private

    education institutions.

  • Closure of all government and private

    premises except those providing essential services like utilities,

    food supplies, pharmacies, telcos, post offices, transportation,

    fuel, broadcasting, healthcare, airports and security.

From an Immigration and Pass processing perspective, at the time

of writing, there has been no official updates / clarification yet

from the Immigration Department in Putrjaya (HQ) or any of the

related immigration processing Authorities. We have done some

checks with the Immigration HQ itself and also at the KLIA (Kuala

Lumpur International Airport) this morning and appended below is

the summary we know so far –

Processing of all Passes (Employment Pass, Dependent Pass, Long

Term Pass, RP-T etc)

Processing Authorities  

18 Mar 2020 – 31 Mar 2020

Immigration Department Putrajaya

(HQ)

Open half day (morning) with limited resources
MyXpats (processing of applications under

ESD)

Closed
MDEC (processing of applications under

eXpats)

Closed
MIDA (Malaysia Investment Development

Authority)

Closed

Please expect delays in processing of all existing

applications that have already been submitted.

 

Summary of Travel Restrictions

 

Exiting Malaysia (18 Mar 2020 – 31 Mar

2020)

Restrictions
For Malaysians NO
For Foreigners, including all Pass holders

and Diplomats

YES
 

Entering Malaysia (18 Mar 2020 – 31 Mar

2020)

Restrictions
For Malaysians YES but must self-quarantine for 14 days
For Diplomats YES but must self-quarantine for 14 days
For Foreigners, including all Pass holders

like Employment Pass, Dependant Pass, Long-Term Pass, Student Pass,

RP-T, PR etc)

NO
Malaysians daily commute to Singapore by

land

(18 Mar 2020 – 31 Mar 2020)

 

NO

Suggestions : Malaysians are advised to find accommodation

in SG during these 2 weeks or arrange with their SG employers to

work from Malaysia.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general

guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought

about your specific circumstances.

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