Extension of CMCO / RMCO and travel ban from India

Malaysia will be extending the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). This also includes a travel from to/from India.

Who are affected

+ Expatriates on EP (All categories), their dependents and maids.
+ Persons travelling to/from India.


Malaysia has entered a recovery phase regarding the COVID19 pandemic. The order related to this is made under the Prevention Act and Infectious Disease Control 1988 and Police Act 1967.
The Government of Malaysia has announced a further extension to the CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order) and RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order) from 29th April 2021 to 17th May 2021.

CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order)
• Selangor
• Kuala Lumpur
• Penang
• Kelantan
• Johore

RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order)
• Pahang
• Melaka
• Terengganu
• Sabah
• Putrajaya
• Labuan
• Perlis
• Kedah
• Perak
• Negeri Sembilan

Owing to the serious pandemic outbreak in India, the Government has made an announcement prohibiting any travellers who have been in India in the last 14 days to enter the country starting from 28th April 2021 till further notice.


• Delays in processing applications to be anticipated
• For those who are travelling to / from India, please expect travel delays and flight cancellations.


Effective from 28th April 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
E: ks.balasingam@santaferelo.com

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operations
Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
D: +44 7990 021125
E: robert.day@santaferelo.com

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