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.
A nationwide state of emergency in Malaysia has been proclaimed by the King from 12 January until 1 August 2021.
As Covid-19 infections reach new records, the Prime Minister's Office announced that Malaysia will extend the Phase One of a "Full Movement Control Order" from June 1-28, 2021. Phase One will be a "total lockdown" during which only essential sectors identified by the Malaysian National Security Council will be allowed to operate. Social activities will be prohibited. Non-essential interstate and inter-district travel within a state will remain prohibited nationwide.
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.
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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