Malaysia to block Indians from entering the country from September 7 onwards

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When it rains, it pours, they say. For Indians stuck in the country and not being able to head back to their jobs or families, unfortunately, there is some more bad news.

Malaysia is going to block the entry of Indians, apart from Indonesian and Philippines Citizens in the country from Monday, September 7, 2020, onwards.

Screengrab courtesy New Strait Times, Malaysia

Malaysia is anyways closed to tourists at the moment, so this move will affect the entry of long-term pass holders from India, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Malaysia’s Senior Minister (Security) Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the long-term pass holders include permanent resident (PR) pass holders, expatriates, resident passes, spouses of Malaysians, and student passes will all be affected by this move.

Malaysia has been cut off from the rest of the world in terms of people entering and exiting the country and has a spectacularly low number of cases. This move has been made due to the rising number of cases in India and these other cases of CoVid-19. Malaysia has a huge ex-pat population of Indians, and they want to hem the import of these cases from India.

Bottomline

Malaysia will block the entry of Indians with effect from September 7, 2020. That means if you’d like to fly back to Malaysia, you only have a few days to get on a repatriation flight to Malaysia before another sort of lockdown comes into play.


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