Effective June 1, 2020, foreign nationals, holding a valid permit such as an Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass, etc., may enter Malaysia. An approval letter will need to be applied for at the respective Malaysian Mission by completing a Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity, at least three days before the date of departure. The Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity states that the individual will bear the costs of the mandatory quarantine. Upon arrival in Malaysia, screening for COVID-19 will take place and the foreign national must go into quarantine for 14 days. Foreigners will be required to bear the full costs, whereas Malaysian nationals will bear 50% of the costs.

Those who may be affected are encouraged to contact an immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

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