Malaysia: Full Movement Control Order

Guidelines as at 4 June 2021

In brief

The first phase of a Full Movement Control Order ("FMCO") came into force on 1 June 2021 and is currently scheduled to last until
14 June 2021, under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (No. 2) Regulations
2021 ("FMCO Regulations"). The FMCO introduces more stringent requirements to replace the previous Movement Control Order
(in effect between 12 May and 31 May 2021) following the significant spike in COVID-19 cases in Malaysia.


In more detail

During the FMCO period, all businesses are not permitted to carry out operations at their business premises unless they:

  1. provide essential services (“Essential Service Providers”), which include businesses that carry out any activity or process in the supply chain of such essential services; and
  2. have obtained approval to operate from the relevant ministry regulating their respective sectors, through the COVID-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) 3.0 administered by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) ("CIMS Portal"). The written approval (“MITI Letter”) will have to be downloaded from the CIMS Portal following registration.

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