For consular related inquiries (e.g. issues regarding passports, visas, authentication of documents etc.), also in relation with Covid-19, please contact the Regional Consular Centre in Bangkok, Thailand at +66 2 674 6900.
Please note that the Malaysian authorities are constantly updating COVID requirements. It is essential to check the latest information. For this purpose, you should refer to official portals of the Malaysian authorities. Find out about the Standard Operating Procedures ("SOP") on the National Security Council website. Keep up to date with the latest developments, follow the guidelines of the national authorities as well as the rules of the individual states and follow their instructions.
A nationwide state of emergency in Malaysia has been proclaimed by the King from 12 January until 1 August 2021.
In response to the recent spike in Covid-19 infections, the Malaysian authorities announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will apply to Penang, 3 districts of Selangor, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak until 17 May 2021.
Kelantan, 6 districts of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur will be placed under the stricter Movement Control Order (MCO), whereas Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Terengganu, Pahang, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Labuan will remain under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
Nonessential inter-state travel is prohibited nationwide. Inter-district within a state will be allowed except Sabah and Sarawak. Movement between Selangor and Kuala Lumpur is permitted but a police permission required to travel for non-professional reasons to Putrajaya.
Most foreigners remain banned from entering Malaysia; exemptions are in place for resident diplomats, foreign spouses and dependents of Malaysian citizens, long-term pass holders, and expatriate employees working in essential industries and their dependents, among others. Please consult the competent Malaysian authorities.
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For information and updates of recommendations in regards to the Novel Coronavirus, please refer to the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland (FHPO).
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