COVID-19 Information

On August 6, 2020, the State Department issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Malaysia due to COVID-19, advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Malaysia. For additional information, please see the full  Travel Advisory. Please note that routine Consular Services at the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur are suspended due to the CMCO. Please complete this form https://bit.ly/2SPVSFf to request an emergency …

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U.S. Embassy KL – Weather Alert (Cyclone Season)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Weather Alert October 30, 2020   Location: Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean Event: Tropical Cyclone Season in the South Pacific Ocean begins November 1, 2020 and ends on April 30, 2021. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in tropical cyclone-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. Actions …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 9, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert October 9, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  Under the RMCO, some restrictions were lifted, including the requirement to obtain a police permit and Embassy letter for interstate travel.  The Malaysian Ministry …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Many states have begun sending out ballots via email. Make sure you check your spam/junk email folder so your ballot does n

UPDATE: Many states have begun sending out ballots via email. Make sure you check your spam/junk email folder so your ballot does not slip through the cracks!   In some states, voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 elections are as early as October 5th.  We recommend that you complete a   Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as an overseas …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 17, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert September 17, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  On September 16, the Immigration Department of Malaysia  announced  that foreign travelers with long-term passes may now enter Malaysia with approval by the …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 5, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert September 5, 2020 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia On August 28 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) which will now be in effect through December 31, 2020. As of September 7, 2020, foreign nationals from 23 countries, including the United States, …

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Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4 

Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4      Be an active voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week!   In some states, voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 elections are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, we recommend that you complete a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (August 28, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 28, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 On August 28 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) which will now be in effect through December 31, 2020. All foreign nationals, with limited exceptions, are restricted from entry into Malaysia until …

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Alert U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur 

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reminds U.S. citizens of a continuing crime trend in Malaysia.  There have been a number of recent reports of assaults/attempted robberies on lone pedestrians by individuals, typically young males on motorbikes. There have been two recent incidents in neighborhoods near the U.S. Embassy, most recently on August 10, 2020. The U.S. Embassy reminds the U.S. citizen community of common safety precautions, …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (August 11, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 11, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 NOTE: The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  The National Security Council released an infographic on August 5, 2020 identifying 14 categories of spaces where masks are required including mosques and prayer halls, houses of …

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Alert: Updated Level 3 Travel Advisory for Malaysia

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 7, 2020 ) Location:  Malaysia Event: Updated Level 3 Travel Advisory for Malaysia Malaysia – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Malaysia due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 30, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 30, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 NOTE: The Malaysian Ministry of Defence will institute a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020 in crowded areas and on public transportation.  Failure to comply may result in a RM 1,000 (USD $235) fine or jail time. Countries around …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 22, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 22, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world continue to experience COVID-19 outbreaks and are implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little warning.  …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 15, 2020)

Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Countries around the world continue to experience COVID-19 outbreaks and are implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little warning.  Travelers should closely monitor the situation in Malaysia and other transit countries before …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 2, 2020 )

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 2, 2020) Event: COVID-19  Location: Malaysia  Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Travelers should closely monitor …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 24, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 24, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 16, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 16, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 10, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 10, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 3, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 3, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 22, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 22, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 19, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 19, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 14, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 14, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 12, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 12, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 11, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 11, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 4, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 4, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 2, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 2, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 30, 2020)

Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 27, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 27, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 24, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 24, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 22, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 22, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 20, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 20, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 17, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 17, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 16, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 16, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 15, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 15, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 14, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 14, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 13, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 13, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.    International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 12, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 12, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 11, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 11, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.    International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 10, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 10, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 9, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 9, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 8, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 8, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19  Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 6, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 6, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 5, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 5, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 4, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 4, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 3, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 3, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 3, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 3, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. As of April 2, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 3,116 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 55 individuals have died, …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 2, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 2, 2020) Location: Malaysia Event: COVID-19 As of April 1, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,908 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Among these, 45 individuals have died, 102 are in the ICU, and 645 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID-statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Portal  and …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 1, 2020)

Note: You will receive an updated version of this alert each day until further notice. Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 1, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 31, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,766 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Among these, 43 individuals have died, …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 31, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 31, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 30, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,626 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 37 individuals have died, 94 are in the ICU, and 479 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID-statistics …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 30, 2020)

Note: You will receive an updated version of this alert each day until further notice. Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 30, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 30, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,470 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 35 individuals have died, 73 are in the ICU, and 388 have fully recovered.   For more …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 29, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 As of March 29, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,320 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 27 individuals have died, 73 are in the ICU, and 320 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Portal and visit our Embassy webpage …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 28, 2020)

Note: You will receive an updated version of this alert each day until further notice. As of March 27, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,161 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 26 individuals have died, 54 are in the ICU, and 259 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID-statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s  COVID-19 Portal and  visit our Embassy …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 27, 2020) 

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 27, 2020)  Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 As of March 26, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,031 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 23 individuals have died, 45 are in the ICU, and 213 have fully recovered.  Thirty-four percent of hospital beds are …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 26, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 26, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 25, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,796 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 19 individuals have died, 45 are in the ICU, and 199 have fully recovered.  Thirty-four percent of hospital beds are in use throughout Malaysia (this …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 24, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 24, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 The Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,624 cases of COVID-19 in the country as of March 24, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 3 – Avoid Non-Essential Travel  – Notice for Malaysia. On March 19, 2020, the State Department issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel.  The Department of …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 17, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 17, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event: On March 17, 2020, the Malaysia government announced 673 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The government of Malaysia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (February 16, 2020)

Location: Malaysia Event: Health Alert – COVID-19  The Ministry of Health in Malaysia announced today that one U.S. citizen who was a passenger aboard the Westerdam ship docked in Cambodia tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Malaysia to 22. The Government of Malaysia confirmed that no additional passengers from the …

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Coronavirus Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (February 5, 2020)

Location: Malaysia Event: Health Alert – Coronavirus Update #3 At this time there are twelve confirmed patients who are being closely monitored with Coronavirus in Malaysia; no deaths are reported.  Additionally, news reports state that health officials have responded to a suspected case at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) complex this afternoon.  The patient was transported …

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Health Alert – Coronavirus and Suspension of Entry into the United States

Location: Malaysia Event:  Health Alert – Coronavirus and Suspension of Entry into the United States The Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for China following a decision by the World Health Organization to declare the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.  Do not travel to China due to the …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur January 31, 2020 Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  A planned demonstration is expected to take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 31 on Jalan Tun Razak in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The Embassy front entrance will be closed to all pedestrian traffic beginning …

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Health Alert: Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Location: Malaysia Event: Coronavirus Outbreak in China The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Hubei Province in China, including Wuhan, due to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, which can be spread from person to person. Media report that the Health …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!   Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  A planned demonstration is expected to take place at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10 on Jalan Tun Razak in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The Embassy front entrance will be closed to all pedestrian traffic beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the completion of the demonstration. There …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur January 4, 2020

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur is aware of heightened security tensions in the Middle East. U.S. citizens are advised to maintain a high level of vigilance, review their personal security plans, vary routes, and remain alert to their surroundings. Please remember that it is illegal for foreigners to participate in demonstrations in Malaysia, …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Malaysia

Location: Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean Event: Tropical Cyclone Season in the South Pacific Ocean begins November 1, 2019 and ends on April 30, 2020. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in tropical cyclone-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. Actions to Take: Visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center for the 2020 Cyclone …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Security Alert: Exercise Increase Caution in Eastern Sabah

Location: Eastern Area of Sabah State Issue: Potential for kidnappings   The Embassy would like to remind U.S. Citizens that there is a threat of kidnappings-for-ransom from both terrorist and criminal groups.  These groups may attack with little to no warning targeting coastal resorts, island resorts, and boats ferrying tourists to resort islands. The U.S. government has limited …

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