The government has again extended the temporary movement control order (MCO) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points:

  • The movement control order, originally implemented last month and then extended to April 14, has been extended again until April 28.
  • The Malaysia Expatriate Talent Service Centre (MYXpats Centre) and Immigration Department will be temporary closed until April 28. All communication with MYXpats Centre during the MCO will be limited to email only. Click here for more information.
  • The Ministry of International Trade and Industry has announced that certain sectors may operate during the MOC provided they follow strict health and safety guidelines. The sectors include, but are not limited to: the automotive industry; machinery and equipment industry; aerospace industry; construction and services related to construction work; the scientific sector; professional and technical services, including research and development; health services.

Background: Malaysia originally implemented measures to mitigate the spread of the virus that took effect March 18, and then extended the MCO until April 14.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop and Deloitte will provide updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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