Malaysia bans foreign visitor arrivals over COVID-19 concern

- A Monitor Desk Report 19 Mar, 2020 | 1149 Views|-+
Dhaka: The Government of Malaysia has banned foreign visitor arrivals in Malaysia effective March 18-31 to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, announced the High Commission of Malaysia in Dhaka.

Spouse and children to Malaysian citizen are allowed to enter the country provided that they are holding a valid long-term social visit pass and will be subjected to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, stated the notice of Malaysian high commission.

It further mentioned that diplomats working with foreign missions in Malaysia are allowed to enter and are also subjected to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. They may only bring spouse or family members with a valid dependent pass.

Foreign visitors, however, are allowed to exit from Malaysia but not allowed to return during the restriction period.

Airline crew are allowed to enter and subject to health screening, the notice said. Transit flight to a third country is also allowed as long as the transit passengers do not pass through the immigration clearance.

Issuance of visa including eVISA to foreign nationals is temporarily suspended during this period.

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