Malaysia | Extension of Recovery Movement Order Control (RMOC) to 31 December 2020

Malaysia has entered a recovery phase for the COVID-19 pandemic. The order related to this is made under the Prevention Act and Infectious Disease Control 1988 and Police Act 1967. The original RMCO was to end 31st August 2020, however it has been extended to 31st December 2020.

Who will be affected?

Effective from 7th September 2020, citizens of 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮, 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 who are currently holding:

1) PR (Malaysian Permanent Residence)
2) MM2H (Malaysia Second Home Programme)
3) Expatriates (including EP1 & PVP)
4) Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T)
5) Student visa
6) Spouse visa (LTVSP)

are 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 Malaysia until further notice.


The Malaysian government made the decision following advice from the Health Ministry to ensure COVID-19 is contained in the country.


Effective from 7th September 2020 onwards.

Santa Fe Analysis

The government of Malaysia might impose the same restrictions on citizens of other countries experiencing a spike in cases. We are closely monitoring the situation and provide an update as soon as we have a clearer view of the changes.

Clients may check with us if they have further questions and we will liaise with authorities or provide workaround for each unique case if applicable.
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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