Can Malaysian MM2H Holders return to Malaysia during this Covid period?

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Here’s another question that crops up frequently over the past weeks especially for holders of Malaysia’s long stay visa known as Malaysia My Second Home or MM2H for short. Unfortunately nothing concrete yet as to whether holders of MM2H visas who are currently abroad can return to Malaysia. Currently Malaysia focusses its efforts in dealing with the last of the Covid cases, relaxing its Movement Control Order in stages, reviving the economy and minimising imported cases. As and when MM2H holders are permitted back into Malaysia, some form of quarantine is likely. Here’s a statement by Malaysia’s Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on the matter:

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/05/06/expats-cannot-return-yet?fbclid=IwAR066AOSFN3R4VSrXw4ke0rW5gJXzd-3pFZZjuEFm12vyutUcHElKHp1E-Y

To put things in perspective, here’s how the rest of the world is dealing with the entry of foreigners and minimising imported Covid cases:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travel_restrictions_related_to_the_COVID-19_pandemic

Do bear with us. We look forward to welcoming back our foreign friends!

 

 

 

 

Author: Sam Choong

Sam Choong is a lawyer practising in Malaysia. His areas of practice include estate planning, wills and UK inheritance tax for expats residing or seeking to retire in Malaysia.

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