Announcement of Movement Control Order and travel restrictions update

The Government of Malaysia has announced a strict Movement Control Order (MCO) to commence on the 12th May 2021. This will also include another 4 countries added to the list of travel ban to Malaysia.

Who are affected

Expatriates on EP (All categories), their dependents and maids.
Individuals travelling to/from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.


The Government of Malaysia will impose a strict Movement Control Order effective from 12th May 2021 until the 7th June 2021 in order to curb the spread of the COVID 19 virus.


+ Delays in processing applications to be anticipated as Immigration authorities are operating on limited resources.
+ For those who are travelling to / from any of the countries listed above, please expect travel delays and flight cancellations.


Effective from 12th May 2021

How Santa Fe can assist

We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide an update when possible.

Santa Fe can support your business with any immigration compliance and advisory issues concerning your expatriate population. We can review current employees’ visas and assist with necessary advice or solutions to ensure ongoing compliance with the Malaysian Immigration Act and Regulations.

We will also keep your business updated on ongoing developments on all Malaysian immigration matters and will advise on any changes requiring your attention.

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

KS Balasingam
Immigration Team Lead

Santa Fe Relocation
D: +60 19 600 6900

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operations
Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
D: +44 7990 021125

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