The Malaysian government is very ‘pro-business’ and welcomes the entry of business travellers to carry out business operations amid the pandemic.
In this regard, Malaysia’s Safe Travel portal which contains information and advisory services to facilitate business travellers’ entry into Malaysia is fully operational effective 3 March 2021.
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) said both Short and Long Term Business Travellers may apply for entry permission through the dedicated portal at URL: https://safetravel.mida.gov.my.
“Short Term Business Travellers are required to submit the online application 14 days in advance of planned travel.
“The portal is a critical component of the One Stop Centre (OSC) initiative that has been set up by the Malaysian Government effective 2 October 2020 to ease the movement of Business Travellers by expediting their entry to do business in Malaysia.
“The Centre assumes a vital role in ensuring that Malaysia remains steady on economic recovery and growth; while balancing public health and livelihoods, and strengthen Malaysia’s position as a competitive and preferred investment destination in Asia,” the agency said in a statement.
The One Stop Centre is represented by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Ministry of Health (MOH) and Immigration Department of Malaysia (IMI) to ensure the legitimacy and health status of business travellers before they enter into Malaysia.
This initiative is also a joint collaboration between MIDA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Wisma Putra), Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) and Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp).