Malaysians Returning From Overseas To Be Sent To Quarantine Centres Starting From 3rd April 2020


  • Malaysians returning from abroad will be sent to quarantine centres directly from the airport.
  • Staff will assign buses and designated quarantine centres to each Malaysian.
  • They will be able to return home after a 14-day quarantine.
  • The new implementation will start on 3rd April 2020.

Hello, our dearest foodies! In the blink of an eye, we have already stepped into a new month. This also brings us to the second phase of the Movement Control Order. As the government seeks methods to control the spread of the Coronavirus, there is now a new implementation. That is, all Malaysians who are returning from overseas will be sent directly to quarantine centres starting from 3rd April 2020.

Malaysian Returning From Abroad Will Be Sent To Quarantine Centres

Photo: Shafwan Zaidon

Drive all the way to the airport to welcome your family or friend is great. It is indeed a very heartwarming gesture to show just how much you have missed them. If you have a friend or relative who is planning to return to Malaysia, here’s something to note. Starting from 3rd April 2020, all Malaysians returning from overseas will be sent straight to quarantine centres from the airport for a 14-day quarantine.

Photo: Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (Facebook)

Upon arrival at the airport, the staff will arrange buses and quarantine centres for each Malaysian. They will then further proceed with screenings and testings for health status according to the standard operating procedures. And if the 14 days of quarantine has shown healthy data, they’ll be free to go home. So, if there is anyone you know who is planning to return to Malaysia, do let them know!

It Is Best Not To Travel To The Airport

Photo: AFP (Official)

Alright, we understand there are some of you who might worry about your friend or family. But we recommend everyone to stay home instead of fetching them at the airport. Moreover, you can always opt for video calls or a short phone call to keep in touch with them. So, it’s nothing big to worry about or scared about! Above all, we hope everyone stays safe during this period!

Read Also: Less Than 10km Of Radius Is Allowed For Travel During MCO


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  1. I am on MM2H and have been stuck in Singapore while my husband is alone in Penang.
    Do you have any info on the quarantine facitlies? is there a website?
    Who’s paying for the 2 weeks quarantine.?
    Do i have an option to stay in hotel (which i will pay for) for the 2 weeks quarantine ?
    I don’t seem to be able info on Penang quarantine facilities.

    1. Hello Stella, in the current status, it is believed that most flights arriving in Malaysia stop at KL before proceeding with an onward domestic connection. This means that all passengers are required to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine at Selangor or Negeri Sembilan (depending on the designated quarantine centres) before being allowed to proceed to their domestic destinations.

      To answer your question regarding the fees, it seems that the government has not yet released further information about it. However, we recommend referring to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs official Facebook account for more information ( Lastly, we hope you find our reply helpful and have a great day.

  2. Here is one quarantine center for those that are asymptomatic or with mild Covid-symptoms. Hopefully this is NOT the quarantine center that returning individuals that have negative tests are placed within.

    Wouldn’t a negative test mean that one would be immediately released to go home and spend the rest of the time in Restricted Movement? Why risk infection in a centre?

  3. Hi, me, my wife and son is returning home from Abu Dhabi. My friend have sent me a hotel list from MAH Hotel designated as quarantine center in coordination with KKM. Obliviously we will have to pay the for the hotel that we select.

    Can I book the hotel directly or the staff at the airport decide to send us to the quarantine center as they decide?


  4. When we return from overseas in KLIA is it possible to get or book a hotel family room for 6 inclusive of my elderly Parents (93 and 89 years old) and my OKU adult daughter (25) on our return to Malaysia from overseas ? They need more attention than normal besides food and medicine.

    Thks. Ho.

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