NEWS BULLETIN

EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS)

21st October 2020


UPDATE ON THE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES DURING AND AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER

1.     PURPOSE:

 

1.1 EMGS would like to provide further updates on the bulletin issued on 6th October 2020 regarding the entry postponement for all foreign students to Malaysia until 31st December 2020.

 

1.2 The Immigration Department of Malaysia has issued a new directive (Ref: IM.101/HQ-G/1130/1/1-2 Jld. 13(22) on 18th October 2020 and decided that existing International students from Public and Private Higher Education Institutions will be allowed entry into Malaysia to continue their studies. Please note that the entry restrictions for (23) countries that have been barred by Malaysia remains in force and all students from these countries are still not allowed to enter Malaysia.

 

1.3 The Immigration Department of Malaysia subsequently issued another directive (Ref: IM.101/HQ-G/1130/1/1-2 Jld. 13(24) on 20th October 2020 which states that the entry for all students from Language Centres (IPS) and International Accredited Training Centres (IATC) will be postponed to a date that will be announced later.

 

1.4 All existing international students who have previously received the Travel Authorisation approval from the Director General, Immigration Department of Malaysia via EMGS may also proceed to enter Malaysia. However, students from the 23 countries that are currently barred by the Malaysian Government are not allowed to enter Malaysia in spite of previously receiving a Travel Authorisation approval.

 

1.5 All the categories for eligible existing International Students that seek to enter Malaysia will still have to comply with the following instructions provided by the Government of Malaysia prior to their arrival:

 

·       Obtain a Travel Authorization from the Director General, Immigration Department of Malaysia (students must apply through EMGS)

·       Upon receiving the Travel Authorization, download and complete a Letter of Undertaking (LoU) and Indemnity for Person Under Surveillance

·       Obtain a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) from an accredited Malaysian Mission abroad

 

1.6 Upon arrival in Malaysia, these students will also be subjected to the relevant procedures which includes the compulsory 14-day quarantine period at designated quarantine stations and undergo the relevant COVIID-19 screening test. All the associated cost will be borne by the students.

 

1.7 Kindly note that as previously announced by the Government of Malaysia, all International Students will be required to pay the full cost for quarantine which amounts to RM 4,700 beginning 24th September 2020. The cost breakdown is as below.

 

S.No

Category

Quarantine Station Fee

1

Fixed Fee (Quarantine Station Operations)

RM 2,600

2

Accommodation Cost (Hotel/ Public Training Institutes (ILA) Cost

 

a.     First individual

RM 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

 

1.8 Please note that the entry for all New International Students and Dependents will be on hold until further notice.

 

1.9 The current list of countries that are barred by the Malaysian Government are mentioned below. Kindly note that the Malaysian Government will continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation in other countries and may impose the same restrictions on citizens of other countries that are recording a spike in COVID-19 cases.

 

·       United States of America

·       Brazil

·       India

·       Russia

·       Peru

·       Colombia

·       South Africa

·       Mexico

·       Spain

·       Argentina

·       Chile

·       Iran

·       United Kingdom

·       Bangladesh

·       Saudi Arabia

·       Pakistan

·       France

·       Turkey

·       Italy

·       Germany

·       Iraq

·       Philippines

·       Indonesia

 

 

1.10 EMGS will continue to provide further updates pertaining to this matter as and when it becomes available.

 

 

 

 

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21st October 2020

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS)

6th October 2020


UPDATE ON THE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES DURING AND AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER

1. PURPOSE:

1.1 EMGS would like to provide further updates on the bulletin issued on 30th July 2020 regarding the approval for existing international students from Public and Private Higher Education Institutions to enter Malaysia.

1.2 The Director General of the Immigration Department of Malaysia, YBhg. Dato’ Indera Khairul Dzaimee Bin Daud has announced on 4th October 2020 that the entry for all international students to Malaysia will be postponed until 31st December 2020.

1.3 In a circular dated 6th October 2020 issued by the Immigration Department of Malaysia (Ref: IM.101/HQ-G/1130/1/1-2 Jld. 13(18), all International Students that have received the Travel Authorisation from the Director General of the Immigration Department of Malaysia through EMGS must arrive in Malaysia before 8th October 2020. International Students that arrive after that date will be issued a “Not To Land (NTL)” notice to restrict their entry to Malaysia.

1.4 EMGS will continue to provide further updates pertaining to this matter as and when it becomes available.

 

 

 

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EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS)

23rd September 2020


UPDATE ON THE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES DURING AND AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER

1. PURPOSE:

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. IMPLEMENTATION:

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.

 

 

 

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23rd September 2020

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS)

2nd September  2020


UPDATE ON THE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES DURING AND AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER

  1. PURPOSE: 
    1. EMGS would like to provide further updates on the bulletin issued on 30th July 2020 regarding the process involved for existing International students from Public and Private Higher Education Institutions to enter Malaysia.
    2. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced on 1st September 2020 the Malaysian Government will not allow long-term pass (including Student Pass) holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines to enter Malaysia effective 7th September 2020, following a spike in COVID-19 cases in their respective countries. The decision was made to prevent the spread of more imported cases in to Malaysia.
  2. IMPLEMENTATION:
    1. All Existing International Students from India, Indonesia and the Philippines that have obtained the Travel Authorization from the Director General of the Immigration Department of Malaysia through EMGS and obtained a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) from an accredited Malaysian Mission must make their travel arrangements to arrive in Malaysia by 6th September 2020.
    2. Existing International Students from the countries mentioned above that do not arrive in Malaysia by 6th September will have to wait until the Malaysian Government makes a decision to allow them to enter Malaysia again. The decision will be based on the COVID-19 pandemic situation in their respective countries.
    3. EMGS will also stop processing all Travel Authorization applications received for Exisiting International Students from India, Indonesia and the Philippines beginning 7th September 2020.
    4. Kindly note that the Malaysian Government will continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation in other countries and may impose the same restrictions on citizens of other countries that are recording a spike in COVID-19 cases.

 

 

 

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EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS)

29th July 2020


UPDATE ON THE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES DURING AND AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER

1. PURPOSE:

 

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

1.2. The Minister of Higher Education YB Dato’ Dr. Noraini Ahmad announced on 8th July 2020 that all New and Existing International students from Public and Private Higher Education Institutions will be allowed to enter Malaysia. However, they must be registered with Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) before being given permission to enter Malaysia by the Director General of the Immigration Department of Malaysia. 

1.3. The Immigration Department of Malaysia has issued a revised circular on 22nd July 2020 with new updates for international students’ re-entry to Malaysia. The updates on student re-entry are only applicable for students from Public and Private Higher Education Institutions.

 

2. IMPLEMENTATION:

 

2.1. The category of International Students from Public and Private Higher Education Institutions that will be allowed to enter Malaysia are:

2.1.1. Students with a valid student pass who are outside the country. 

2.1.2. Student pass that have expired during MCO (from 1st February 2020 onwards) and the student is outside the country. 

2.1.3. Before entering Malaysia, these students must be registered with Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) and should receive permission to enter Malaysia by the Director General of the Malaysian Immigration Department (Travel Authorization). 

2.1.4. Entry for all New International Students and Dependents is on hold until further notice.  

2.1.5.International students that are allowed entry into Malaysia will also be subjected to a 14-day compulsory quarantine at designated quarantine stations set by the Government of Malaysia. The cost of the quarantine will be borne by the international students. 

 

2.2. The above-mentioned category of students that intend to enter Malaysia will be subjected to relevant procedures which has been determined by the Malaysian Government prior to their entry (Pre-Arrival Process) and after they have entered Malaysia (Post-Arrival Process & Quarantine Process). 

2.3. Existing International Students will now have to comply with the following instructions provided by the Government of Malaysia prior to arrival: –

§ Obtain a Travel Authorization from the Director General of the Malaysian Immigration Department (students must apply through EMGS)

§ Upon receiving the Travel Authorization, download and complete a Letter of Undertaking (LoU) and Indemnity for Person Under Surveillance

§ Obtain a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) from an accredited Malaysian Mission abroad 

2.4. All International Students who fall under the category mentioned in 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 are not required to undergo a Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Screening test before departure. However, it is strongly advised to check with respective Airlines on any requirements to take the COVID-19 screening tests before boarding the aircraft.  

2.5. All International Students allowed to enter Malaysia must comply to a strict Quarantine procedure for fourteen (14) days, or any period stipulated by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.  

2.6. All incoming International Students are subject to the quarantine order and non-compliance to this instruction will result in legal action.

 

2.7. Please refer to the following appendices for more information: –

§   Appendix I – Guidelines on Entry & Quarantine Process for Person Under Surveillance Arriving from Abroad issued by NADMA (National Disaster Management Agency) on 24th July 2020

§   Appendix II – Sample of Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity (LoU) for Person Under Surveillance 

2.8. Pre-Arrival Process

2.8.1. International students that intend to enter Malaysia must submit their application to EMGS through the Travel Authorisation form available in the EMGS website. Please refer to 2.12 for a guide on how to fill up the form.  

2.8.2. These students must purchase a flight ticket before creating their application as they are required to update the flight details to Malaysia. Please ensure that there is ample time to travel as there are multiple layers of processing involved to approve the travel request by students.  

2.8.3. All applications created by students will be made available to the Educational Institutions. The applications must be approved by the Education Institutes via the EMGS STARS System before EMGS begins processing the application.  

2.8.4. Upon receiving the approval from Education Institutions, EMGS will process the application to ensure that the student has met all the requirements.  

2.8.5. The application will subsequently be forwarded to the Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) to obtain the approval of the Director General of the Immigration Department of Malaysia. Once approved, students will be able to download an approval letter through the EMGS website (Track My Application).  

2.8.6. Upon receiving the Travel Authorisation, International Students must download and complete the Letter of Undertaking Indemnity (LoU). This letter must be submitted together with the Travel Authorisation obtained from EMGS via email to the relevant Malaysian Mission, at least three (3) days before the date of departure. The other documents required to be submitted to the Malaysian Mission are, travel documents (flight tickets) and Identity document (copy of Passport).  

2.8.7. The Malaysian Mission will issue a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) to Malaysia by email to international students who qualify to enter Malaysia based on the conditions highlighted above in the document. International Students can request for this Letter of Approval from the nearest Malaysian Mission if they do not have one in their home country (apply to the same Malaysian Mission the students use for obtaining a Single-Entry Visa). Please refer to both Appendix I and II for more information on these instructions.  

2.8.8. International Students must also ensure that they have downloaded the MySejahtera mobile application and complete the registration process prior to their arrival. 

2.8.9. International Students are required to check with their respective Airlines if there are any specific requirements to undergo any COVID-19 screenings before they can board the aircraft. 

2.8.10. Please refer to Appendix I for more information on the Pre-Arrival Process.

2.9. Post-Arrival Process

2.9.1. All International Students will only be allowed to enter Malaysia via KLIA and KLIA 2 entry points. International Students that attempt to enter Malaysia from other entry points will be denied entry and may risk being deported to their country of origin. 

2.9.2. Upon entering Malaysia these International Students will be required to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 screening (RT-PCR test). The cost of this test will be RM 250 which will be borne by the international students. This screening will be conducted by Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH) upon arrival at the international gate. International students can make payment for this test only via cash or credit card.  

2.9.3. A receipt will be issued by the officials of MOH once the payment is made.  

2.9.4. Students that display COVID-19 symptoms will be referred to the hospital immediately for further treatment as per the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.   

2.9.5. Upon completing the COVID-19 screening, all International Students will be registered at the International Entry Point and this process is co-ordinated by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and the Malaysian Civil-Defence (APM). Students must present their Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity, along with their Travel Authorisation and Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) during this process. Please note that the Immigration Department of Malaysia will issue Not-to-Land (NTL) Order for International Students arriving without any of these documents. 

2.9.6. Upon completion of the registration students, the international students will proceed for Immigration clearance. During this process, the student must show the receipt issued by MOH for the COVID-19 (RT-PCR) screening test together with evidence of financial proof to pay for the 14-day quarantine period and the Antibody test (that will be conducted on the 13th day of the quarantine period). International students who are unable to provide the financial proof risk being deported to their home country. 

2.9.7. Upon Immigration clearance, International Students will be transported to the designated quarantine station. International students do not have the option to choose the quarantine stations. 

2.9.8. Please refer to Appendix I for more information on the Post-Arrival Process. 

2.10. Quarantine Process

2.10.1. All International Students will be subjected to a compulsory a 14-day quarantine period at designated quarantine stations. 

2.10.2. Students must register and submit the LoU to the Quarantine Station management.  

2.10.3. Student must pay the deposit and/or full payment to the Quarantine Station management before they can check-in to their designated room.  

2.10.4. The cost of quarantine will be borne by the international students 

2.10.5. Student will be subjected to undergo a RTK Antibody test on the 13th day of quarantine period. The cost of this test will be RM 60 which will be borne by the international students. Those with positive test results will be referred to the hospital for further treatment as per the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. 

2.10.6. International Students who are tested negative will be issued with a Release Order upon completion of the quarantine period by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. These students will be handed over to the Institute representatives at the end of their quarantine period. 

2.10.7. Please refer to Appendix I for more information on the Quarantine guidelines.

2.11. Financial Implications

2.11.1. All expenses for the student’s entry into Malaysia will be borne by the student. This includes:

· The cost of COVID-19 detection screening (RT-PCR) test at the arrival point;

· Cost of quarantine for international students;

· Cost of Antibody test on the 13th day of the quarantine period. 

2.11.2. International students will be able to pay using cash in Malaysian currency or credit card for payments related to the COVID-19 detection screening test at both port of entries.

2.12. Travel Authorisation Form

2.12.1. International students will first be required to register an account at https://visa.educationmalaysia.gov.my 

2.12.2. Once an account is registered, the international students may proceed to request for travel authorisation at https://visa.educationmalaysia.gov.my/guidelines/travel-authorisation-form-base.html. Please ensure that the student reads the ‘Travel Advise thoroughly before clicking ‘Apply’. 

2.12.3. International students are then required to enter the Travel Document Number(Passport) and Nationality. The student’s details such as the Full Name, Institution Name, Course Name and Application ID in STARS will be auto populated if the student fulfils the requirement as stated in item 2.1  

2.12.4. The international students will then be required to enter the Country of Origin, Flight Departure & Arrival Date and Time details before uploading the flight details. A screenshot of the Travel Authorisation form is as follows:

 

 

 

 

Appendix I – Guidelines on Entry & Quarantine Process for Person Under Surveillance Arriving from Abroad issued by NADMA (National Disaster Management Agency) on 24th July 2020Appendix II – Sample of Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity (LoU) for Person Under Surveillance

 

 

 

 

 

Education Malaysia Global Services

29th July 2020

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