Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Selangor will remain under the CMCO, while Sabah will move from the RMCO to CMCO for the same period. Meanwhile, Melaka, Perlis, Putrajaya and more will continue under the RMCO.


Malaysia has extended its movement control orders (MCO) by an additional two weeks,up till 17 May 2021. The ban on inter-state travel will remain in this period, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri has announced.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday (27 April), and cited by New Straits Timesthe Senior Minister said this extension will apply to current orders as follows:

  • Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Selangor will remain under the Conditional MCO (CMCO) from 29 April to 17 May, while Sabah will move from the Recovery MCO (RMCO) to CMCO for the same period.
  • The CMCO in Sarawak will last from 27 April to 17 May.
  • All colonies in Kelantan will remain under the MCO for the same period.
  • The RMCO in Kedah, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya and Terenggan will also continue till 17 May.

What's allowed during this period, and what's not? Catch up on the relevant standard operating procedures to note: Latest April 2021 SOPs for Malaysia's CMCO and RMCO in designated states

Earlier this week, Johor's Investment, Entrepreneur Development, Cooperative and Human Resource Committee Chairman Datuk Mohd Izhar Ahmad said a study is currently underway to allow vaccinated Malaysians in Singapore to return to their hometown for Aidilfitri. This "relaxation", he noted, would include providing special green lane passes to these individuals.

Compulsory vaccination was among the conditions agreed upon by Malaysia and Singapore in discussions to open up the border, and therefore, Johor will "adhere to it." Both countries' prime ministers are expected to discuss this in early May. More on this here.

Lastly, Malaysia has also imposed a ban on travellers from India, starting today. This will involve restrictions on incoming flights from India, transit through Malaysia from India, the admission of international students of Indian citizenship and international business visitors, and more.

Read more for the full details on these restrictions


 Photo / Screenshot of press conference recording, National Security Council's Facebook page.

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