UPDATE: Details correct as of 7.30pm on 18 March.
SINGAPORE — With Malaysia imposing a Movement Control Order (MCO) from 18 to 31 March, travelling between Singapore and Malaysia will be severely restricted to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The Singapore's High Commission in Kuala Lumpur issued a list of Frequently Asked Questions on Tuesday (17 March) on movement between the two countries’ borders during this period:
Will Singaporeans currently in Malaysia be allowed to leave the country during the MCO period?
Yes, Singaporeans in Malaysia will be allowed to leave during the MCO period. However, they should be prepared for significant travel inconveniences due to the travel restrictions.
Are Singaporeans allowed to enter Malaysia during the MCO period?
All foreigners who are not employed under “essential services” will not be allowed from entering Malaysia during the MCO period. This includes Singaporeans with Malaysian permanent residency (PR) status. Those employed under “essential services” must obtain a verification letter from their employers, and must present it to the Malaysian Immigration Department at the point of entry.
Will Malaysians with Singapore PR status be allowed to leave Malaysia during the MCO period?
Yes, Malaysians who are Singapore PRs or Singapore long-term pass holders will be able to leave Malaysia to enter Singapore. However, they will not be able to re-enter Malaysia during the MCO period.
Will airports and land checkpoints remain open during the MCO period?
Based on the current available information, airports and land checkpoints will continue to operate during the MCO period.
Will there be flights operating out of Malaysia during the MCO period?
Based on the current available information, various airlines are still operating flights out of Malaysia. Please check directly with the respective airlines for any flight changes or cancellations.
Will Singaporeans, Singapore PRs and/or Singapore long-term pass holders returning from Malaysia be subjected to the 14-day Stay Home Notice (SHN)?
As of now, Singaporeans, Singapore PRs and/or Singapore long-term pass holders with Malaysian citizenship travelling into Singapore from Malaysia via sea or land crossings will not be placed on the 14-day SHN upon entry to Singapore. However, this does not apply to entry into Singapore via air.
Other foreign nationals entering Singapore from Malaysia via sea/land/air will be issued with a 14-day SHN upon entry to Singapore.
Do Singaporeans/Singapore permanent residents (PRs) and/or Singapore long term pass holders in Malaysia need to obtain prior health clearance approval from Singapore’s Ministry of Health before entering Singapore?
No, they are not required to submit health information.
Who can I contact should I require additional help?
High Commission of the Republic of Singapore in Kuala Lumpur:
Address: 209, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60-3-2161-6277 Emergency Tel (after hours): +60-16-661-0400
Office hours – 8.30am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm (Mondays to Fridays); closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Consular counter hours – 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm (Mondays to Fridays); closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore in Johor Bahru
Address: Suite 35.02, Level 35, Johor Bahru City Square Office Tower, 106-108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook
Tel: +60-7-226-5012 Emergency Tel (after hours): +60-19-791-1166
Office and consular counter hours: 8.30am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm (Mondays to Fridays); closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
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