Amid growing concerns over the novel coronavirus, Malaysia has imposed a two-week "complete restriction" on the arrival of foreign visitors and tourists in the country, coming into effect yesterday (March 18).
The restriction period will continue until March 31, said a press release of the Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka.
Foreign visitors who are already in the country will be able to leave but are not allowed to return.
The issuance of visa, including e-Visa, to foreign nationals will also stand "temporarily suspended" during this time.
In line with Malaysia's Restriction of Movement Order, foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter Malaysia during these 14 days, read the release.
During this time, all holders of different passes, such as visit pass, student pass, employment pass, dependant pass and so on, will also not be able to enter the country.
However, foreign diplomats, and spouses or children of Malaysian citizens are allowed to enter the country only when they guarantee a 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival.
Besides, airline crew can enter Malaysia during this period but are subject to health screening.
Meanwhile, all transit flights to a third country are allowed in the country as long as transit passengers do not pass through its immigration clearance.