Malaysia announced temporary ban on flights to and from India beginning April 28, 2021
- April 26, 2021
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- Categories: Dependent Pass, Employment Pass, News, Professional Visit Pass, Visa
The Covid-19 situation in India has worsened with more than 300,000 new daily infection cases recorded. The latest variant of the Covid-19, B.1.617, dubbed the “double mutant” variant, was first found in India and subsequently in other countries around the world. The Thai government was the first country to announce a travel ban on Indian travellers into their country. Malaysia soon followed suit.
Today, the government of Malaysia announced a temporary ban on all flights to and from India, with the exception of Malaysian citizens, starting Wednesday, 28th April 2021. This is an effort to prevent the spread of the new Covid-19 Indian variant in the country.
Who are those affected?
Indian nationals who hold valid long term passes will be are among those affected. This also applies to international students and business travellers. Exceptions to this ruling are given to Malaysian students, workers, spouses and children who reside in India as well as foreigners spouses to Malaysians who would like to return to Malaysia. They will, however, have to be quarantined for 14 days at the designated centres.
Some pointers to take note of:
- Remember, at this moment, the Travel Entry Approval is still required for all foreigners entering Malaysia.
- So is the visa with reference or e-visa for certain foreign nationalities, such as the Indian nationals.
- Always check with the Malaysian embassy or General Consulate in your country of residence for the latest updates and entry requirements to Malaysia.
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