Control Order Movements – Partial Lockdown Extended

The Government of Malaysia has extended the “Control Order Movements” from 31st March 2020 to 14th April 2020 throughout the country. This control order is made under the Prevention Act and Infectious Disease Control 1988 and Police Act 1967.)

Who will be affected?

All foreign tourists and visitors to Malaysia will be totally banned and corporate offices remain closed.


The announcement was made by the Government on the 25th March 2020 via the Prime Minister in a special address due to the worsening of the COVID 19 situation in Malaysia.


The likely impact will be on Project deliverables, travel in and out of Malaysia, endorsement of passports, cancellation of work permits and all immigration related transactional work.


31st March 2020 to 14th April 2020

Santa Fe Analysis

In light of the latest measures rolled out, authorities have not stipulated any timeline for these additional implemented measures, travellers are prohibited from entering Malaysia through any entry points until further advice is received from the relevant government bodies.

All corporate and government offices to remain closed, including the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

For employers, it is advised to keep assignment start dates flexible for affected travellers and also to defer all travels till further notice.

In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, kindly visit the following links for the latest information pertaining to any developments in advisory notices from the relevant government bodies:

The Prime Minister of Malaysia’s office:
The Immigration Department of Malaysia:
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC):
The Expatriate Services Division (ESD):

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.

We will also keep your business updated on ongoing developments during this time 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 19 601 6900

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

To read more immigration updates, click here

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