Malaysia has banned the entry of people from 23 countries, including Pakistan to curb the spread of coronavirus also known as COVID-19.
According to the details, Malaysia’s immigration department announced on social media that it was restricting the entry of “Long Term Visit Pass Holders” from the 23 countries as they had reported over 150,000 COVID-19 cases.
On Sept 1, Senior Defense Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had announced a ban on entry of long-term visit pass holders from India, Indonesia, and the Philippines due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in those countries.
On Sept. 3, he said that the ban would now apply to any country with more than 150,000 cumulative infections of the novel coronavirus.
According to Yaakob, the ban covers six categories of entry visas, including travelers with a permanent resident status; Malaysia My Second Home program participants; expatriates, including professional visit pass holders, and resident pass holders.
It also bars spouses of Malaysian citizens and their children, as well as students from the listed countries who want to return to Malaysia.