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Malaysia bars citizens from countries with more than 150,000 Covid-19 cases

PUTRAJAYA — Malaysia has barred the entry of foreigners from countries with more than 150,000 Covid-19 cases, said the country’s senior minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Among the high-risk countries on the list are the United States, Brazil, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Bangladesh.

Among the high-risk countries on the list are the United States, Brazil, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Bangladesh.

PUTRAJAYA — Malaysia has barred the entry of foreigners from countries with more than 150,000 Covid-19 cases, said the country’s senior minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

This ban is effective Monday (Sept 7).

Among the high-risk countries on the list are the United States, Brazil, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Bangladesh.

On Tuesday, citizens from three other countries — India, Indonesia and the Philippines — were similarly barred from travelling into Malaysia.

“We will add to this list of high-risk countries,” said the defence minister on Thursday.

The ban involves six categories of pass holders, namely those with permanent resident status, Malaysia My Second Home Programme participants, expatriates, including professional visit pass holders and resident pass holders.

Also barred are spouses of Malaysian citizens, their children as well as students from the three countries who wish to return to Malaysia.

Mr Ismail said the government has no problem allowing Malaysians from high-risk countries to return home but they will be subjected to the 14-day mandatory quarantine as stipulated in the standard operating procedures. THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT

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