The government of Malaysia has implemented strict immigration measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The temporary measures will be in force from March 18 through March 31.

Key Points:

  • Malaysian nationals will be barred from traveling abroad.
  • Malaysian nationals returning from abroad must undergo a health inspection and 14-day self-quarantine.
  • All foreign nationals will be barred from entering Malaysia.
  • All government offices and private businesses will be closed, save those providing essential services.

Analysis & Comments: Employers must be prepared for significant disruptions to all but essential business and government functions. The response to the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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