23rd September 2020



1.1 The purpose of this bulletin is to provide updates regarding the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Existing International Students entering Malaysia.

1.2 In the bulletin sent on 30th July 2020, EMGS have attached the guidelines for the entry and quarantine process for Person Under Surveillance (PUS) arriving from abroad.

1.3 The guidelines from the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) previously stated that the maximum quarantine cost for Non-Citizens (including International Students) will be RM150 per day per person, for a period specified by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. The cost stated in the guidelines did not include the fixed fee for operating the quarantine stations which was being subsidised by the Malaysian Government.

1.4 The Malaysian Government has now decided that Non-Citizens (including International Students) will be required to pay the full cost without any subsidies. (Ref: JPM.APBN.600 2/6/4 Jld.3() issued by NADMA)


2.1 Effective 24th September 2020, all International Students will be required to pay the full cost for quarantine that costs RM 4,700.

2.2 The cost breakdown includes:

S.NoCategoryQuarantine Station Fees
1Fixed Fee (Quarantine Station Operations)RM 2,600
2Accommodation Cost (Hotel/ Public Training Institutes (ILA) Cost
a. First individualRM 150/per night
b. Second or third individual allowed to share a room with the first individual

(Example: Husband/Wife, PUS that has health problems, care for children under 12 years of age, care for family members that are disabled and other reasons)

RM 50/per person/per night

2.3 The collection of the full quarantine cost will be done by the Ministry of Health Malaysia at all the entry points. The International Students will be issued a receipt which is needed for the check-in process at designated quarantine stations.

2.4 There are no changes to the other conditions and all existing International Students must also ensure that they comply with the other relevant procedures before travelling to Malaysia.




Education Malaysia Global Services

23rd September 2020





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Sarah Azreen Abdul Samat

Sarah has over 22 years of experience in corporate finance transactions involving equity issuance, mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, corporate restructuring, and corporate valuation, amongst others. She began her career in investment banking with Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad in 2001 after obtaining her professional qualifications from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Later in her career, she joined other investment banking institutions in Malaysia such as AmInvestment Bank Berhad, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad.

Presently, Sarah sits as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Reneuco Berhad and Independent Director of Pharmaniaga Berhad. She is currently the Executive Director of 3p Capital Advisers Sdn. Bhd., a company licensed with the Securities Commission Malaysia to provide advisory services to the capital market players.

Tuan Haji Ismail Bin Mohamed

Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed sits on the Board of Director for Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). He obtains his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Prior to sitting on the EMGS Board, he was also appointed to be the Board of Director to KEJORA from 2013 to 2018, and several companies such as Permodalan Darul Takzim Sdn Bhd, Perbadanan Usahawan Johor Sdn Bhd, PIJ Holding and Ranhil SAJ Sdn Bhd. Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed also co-founded Pertama.

He started his career by setting up a company and being the founder of JYBB Enterprise. His career came to prominence when he became the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Pertama Polyerethane Technology (M) Sdn Bhd and subsequently became the Special Officer to the Minister of Education in 2013.

Ismail Mohamed is acknowledged for his expertise in Agriculture and Agro-based industry, landing him being appointed as the Chairman of the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee of the Johor State, the Chairman of Agro KEJORA and the Chairman of the Johor State Agriculture, Agro-based industry, Entrepreneurial Development and Cooperatives Committee.