Overseas travel from M'sia still banned till Aug. 31, despite ‘Recovery MCO’ from June 10

M'sia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that the Covid-19 outbreak in the country is under control.

Nigel Chua | June 07, 2020, 07:15 PM

Malaysia's Movement Control Order (MCO) restrictions will be eased further with effect from June 10, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced today (June 7).

Muhyiddin said that the Covid-19 outbreak in the country is under control, and that the country would thus enter a stage called "Recovery MCO" from June 10 to Aug. 31.

Overseas travel still not allowed

While inter-state travel will be allowed, restrictions on overseas travel will continue to be in place till Aug. 31, Malay Mail reported.

“For those desiring to travel overseas, hold on to your plans because our borders remain closed,” Muhyiddin said.

Domestic tourism activities can resume

Would-be travellers will, in the meantime, be able to engage in domestic tourism, as Muhyiddin told his "fellow citizens" that they could "bring along your families to travel around the country after having gone nowhere for the past three months."

Certain areas which are declared to be under an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will continue to be inaccessible, however, according to Malay Mail.

Malaysia's ban on overseas travel has been in effect since Mar. 18, when the MCO was first announced.

Foreign visitors can now enter the country if they agree to pay S$684 for half of the cost of their accommodation in hotels, where they will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

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