Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob announces the country’s transition into the endemic phase starting on April 1.
On April 1st, Malaysia will:
- Allow businesses such as eateries and bars to operate after midnight based premises’ operating licence
- Ease restrictions upon fully-vaccinated visitors with no quarantines, however PCR test is needed
- Relax restrictions of 50% capacity limit for event venues with a reminder of social distancing practices
“This is also a temporary stage before the country truly moves into the endemic phase, which is subject to the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s announcements.”Dato Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob in a press conference at Parliament on March 8
This announcement was well-received by Malaysian citizens and businesses alike.
Business Associations such as the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) predict that this transition to the endemic phase would encourage the influx of expatriates into the country.
Malaysian citizens are ecstatic about the upcoming endemic phase as they could potentially venture abroad for career growth, reducing the need for constant updates of travel requirements, and easing their commute process to travel between Singapore and Malaysia.