28th APRIL 2021




1.     PURPOSE:


1.1.   The purpose of this bulletin is to provide clarification regarding the announcement made by Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob regarding the temporary travel ban imposed by the Government of Malaysia for travellers arriving from and travelling to India.




2.1.   The National Security Council has agreed to impose temporary restrictions for all flights departing to and arriving from India beginning 28th April 2021.


2.2.   Foreign nationals embarking on a journey from any destination in India either by direct flight or transit to Malaysia are prohibited from entering the country. This ban also applies to passengers who transit in Malaysia to a third country. Kindly note that an exemption is given for Malaysian Citizens who will be required to quarantine at designated quarantine stations for 14 days.


2.3.    Kindly note that airplanes with a history of travel from India within 14 days are not allowed to “Sign Off” in Malaysia unless the crew are Malaysian citizens. These individuals will be required to quarantine at designated quarantine stations for 14 days


2.4.   The implementation of the entry restrictions for Indian citizens involves the following categories:

2.4.1.All long-term pass holders including International Students.  An exemption is given to Permanent Residents and individuals with a Spousal Pass to Malaysian Citizens with a condition that they must obtain approval through MyTravelPass (MTP) according to the individual categories and undergo quarantine at designated quarantine stations for 14 days.

2.4.2.Business Travelers.

2.4.3.Social Visits.


2.5.   Malaysian Citizens that are currently in India will be allowed to enter Malaysia and undergo quarantine at designated quarantine stations for 14 days.


2.6.   All Malaysian Citizens will be blocked from traveling to India


2.7.   All entry and exit approvals obtained through MyTravelPass (MTP), MyEntry or any other approvals obtained prior to this is cancelled.

Education Malaysia Global Services

28th April 2021

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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.