400 M’sians/Day Allowed To Return From S’pore, Entry Permit Must Be Applied 2 Days Before Travel

Malaysians Returning From Singapore Have To Undergo 2-Week Quarantine

Over the past weeks, the Malaysian authorities have made amendments to its policies on citizens returning from Singapore.

In an update on Sunday (26 Apr), Senior Minister of Security Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that only 400 Malaysians will be allowed to return per day.

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In addition, returnees must also apply for an entry permit at least 2 days before travelling.

Only 400 Malaysians allowed to return from Singapore from 27 Apr

According to The Straits Times (ST), the new measure will take effect from Monday (27 Apr).

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Returnees would have to apply for a return permit via email to stmsg@mhc.org.sg at least 2 days prior to travelling with the following information:

  • Departure date
  • Identity card number
  • Passport number.

They must also provide a copy of either their work pass, long-term pass, permanent resident pass, or student’s pass.

Even so, a maximum of only 400 Malaysians would reportedly be allowed to enter daily.

To date, 900 Malaysians have submitted applications, according to Datuk Ismail.

Returning Malaysians have increased to 800 of late

Upon returning to Malaysia, the returnees will have to undergo a 2-week quarantine at “designated centres”.

This is in line with comments made on Friday (24 Apr) by R. Vidyananthan – chairman of the Johor health and environment committee – who said that Malaysians returning from Singapore will either be quarantined in hospitals or government facilities.

Mr Vidyananthan also added that there has been an increase in returnees over recent days, from an average of 300 to 800 per day since Wednesday (22 Apr).

The new restrictions might perhaps help the Malaysian government better allocate resources for returnees.

Might be crucial in combating outbreak in both countries

If you know of any Malaysian friends or loved ones who plan on returning from Singapore soon, share this with them so they know of the latest requirements.

While these additional measures will likely bring about inconvenience for returnees, they might be crucial steps in keeping the outbreak under control on both sides of the Causeway.

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