U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 8, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 8, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia  U.S. Citizens in Malaysia Holding Expired Social Visit Passes   (IMPORTANT REMINDER)  In January 2021, the Malaysian authorities informed the U.S. Embassy that foreign nationals currently in Malaysia with social visit passes that expired on or after January 1, 2020 will have a grace period of 14 working days after the end of the Movement Control Order (which, at the time, was scheduled to end on March …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (March 31, 2021 )

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert March 31, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Conditional and Recovery Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will continue to be in effect through April 14 in the following states and federal territories: Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang, and Kelantan. A CMCO will be in …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (March 11, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert March 11, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (NEW) Malaysian Immigration Update for Expatriate Teachers and their Dependents The Malaysian authorities informed the U.S. Embassy on March 9, 2021 that the Malaysian Immigration Department has updated its policy pertaining to expatriate teachers and their dependents.  Per the guidance received from Immigration, expatriate teachers …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (March 4, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert March 4, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Conditional and Recovery Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be in effect from March 5 until March 18 in the following states and federal territories: Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, and Kelantan. A …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (February 3, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert February 3, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Order (UPDATED) The Movement Control Order currently in effect in all Malaysian states other than Sarawak has been extended through February 18, 2021. All districts in Sarawak are subject to a CMCO through February 14, 2021 except for Sibu, which …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 22, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 22, 2021    Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia  Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) The Movement Control Order currently in effect in Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Melaka, Johor, Kelantan, and Sabah has been extended through February 4.  In addition, the following states remain subject to a Movement Control Order through February 4: Kedah, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan (all of the states listed above, the “MCO Areas”). …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 20, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 20, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) The following states are subject to a Movement Control Order from January 22 until February 4: Kedah, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu, Perlis, and Negeri Sembilan. The following states remain subject to a Movement Control Order through January 26: Penang, …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 16, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 16, 2021    Event: COVID-19  Location: Malaysia (NEW) COVID-19 Test Requirement for Travel to the United States Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 12, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 12, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) On January 11, 2021, the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced the implementation of a Movement Control Order from January 13 (12:01 am) until January 26 in the following states: Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Melaka, Johor, …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 4, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 4, 2021 Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders On January 1, 2021, the Government of Malaysia extended the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through March 31, 2021. (Updated) The Malaysian authorities have updated the U.S. Embassy that foreign nationals with expired social visit passes currently in Malaysia may leave Malaysia …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 1, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 1, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Happy New Year! Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders (Updated) On January 1, 2021, the Government of Malaysia extended the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through March 31, 2021. The U.S. Embassy was informed on December 31, 2020 that as of January 1, 2021, …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (December 23, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert December 23, 2020 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders and Updated Quarantine Requirements On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020. The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (December 7, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert December 7, 2020    Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders  On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020. The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any of the RMCO restrictions, including …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (December 1, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert December 1, 2020  Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia   (Updated) Recovery/Conditional Movement Control Orders  On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any of the RMCO …

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

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert November 9, 2020    Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia  Recovery Movement Control Order On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any of the RMCO …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 13, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert October 13, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia   Recovery Movement Control Order On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with …

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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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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 29, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert September 29, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia From 27 September 2020 to 10 October 2020, all individuals arriving to Peninsular Malaysia from Sabah will be required to undergo enhanced screening, including COVID-19 testing upon arrival and mandatory quarantine until a negative COVID-19 test result is issued by the Malaysian Ministry …

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Security Alert: Planned Demonstrations

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Security Alert: Planned Demonstrations August 23, 2019 Location: Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur Event: Planned demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Little India, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.   Local police have advised the public to avoid the Brickfields area during these demonstrations. Actions to Take: …

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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 on Friday, June 8, 2018, beginning at approximately 2:00 PM in front of the U.S. Embassy.  The estimated crowd size is 400-to-600 participants, but this number could grow.  The demonstration is expected to start at approximately 2:00 PM and is anticipated to last one hour. U.S. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur would like to advise U.S. citizens that a planned demonstration will take place in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday, May 18, 2018.  Due to the fact that this demonstration was quickly organized this week we do not have an accurate assessment of the crowd …

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U.S. Embassy Closure on Thursday, May 10, 2018, and Friday, May 11, 2018

Due to the newly announced public holidays in Malaysia,  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur is closed for routine consular services on Thursday, May 10, 2018, and Friday, May 11, 2018. For emergency assistance regarding the death, arrest or serious injury of an American citizen when the Consular Section is closed, please telephone +6 03-2168-5000 . Assistance: U.S. Embassy …

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Travel Safety Tips and Immigration Requirements

Now that spring break and summer vacation are approaching, the U.S. Embassy would like to advise all U.S. citizens in Malaysia about the following travel safety tips and immigration requirements: Before you travel, make sure your U.S. passport has at least 6 months validity and has 2 blank pages Enroll in STEP ( https://step.state.gov/step/ ) for …

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Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov

This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in your state’s primary election as it will determine who is on the November 2018 general election ballot. To register and request your absentee ballot, visit  FVAP.gov  to complete a Federal Post …

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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Location: The Beach Club located at 924 Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur Event: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur advises all U.S. citizens that The Beach Club located at 924 Jalan P Ramlee Kuala Lumpur is officially designated as an off-limits location to all personnel under Chief of Mission authority, precipitated by a coordinated drink-spiking event targeting …

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Message to U.S. Citizens : Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice. The Travel Advisory will …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update

United States Embassy Kuala Lumpur Security Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus Update March 29, 2017 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection. For a world map …

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2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

We’re thrilled to announce that  registration is open  for the fourth SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, DC area on June 18-20, 2017! If you represent a business and you are considering opening or expanding operations, the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money. You’ll discover more about …

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U.S. Ambassador-Designate Arrives in Malaysia

U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir has arrived in Malaysia and assumed her position.  Her bio is available at https://my.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/ . In addition, the U.S. Department of State has produced a short video that introduces Ambassador-Designate Lakhdhir to the public.  The video can be viewed on the U.S. Embassy’s Youtube page at https://youtu.be/NIpd8sBqNPE . Media outlets …

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Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, November 25, 2016

Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Kuala Lumpur on November 25, 2016  The U.S. Embassy in Malaysia advises U.S. citizens that there will be a demonstration in front of the Myanmar Embassy on Friday, November 25, 2016 beginning at approximately 2:00PM. The Myanmar Embassy is located on Jalan Ampang Hilir,  near the small traffic …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Town Hall in Penang for U.S. Citizens On December 7, 2016 – CANCELLED

The U.S. Embassy Town Hall scheduled for December 7, 2016 has been cancelled due to insufficient interest. We plan to reschedule a similar event in conjunction with our regular American Citizen Services outreach in early 2017.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the U.S. Embassy at (+6 03) 2168-5000 or visit the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur on November 19, 2016

The Malaysian media has reported that a large rally is likely to occur in Kuala Lumpur starting the morning of Saturday, November 19. The coalition of civil society groups known as Bersih has stated its intention to assemble supporters at the National Mosque and the Maybank Tower at Jalan Bangsar and walk toward Merdeka Square …

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Summary of the U.S. Presidential Election Process

The Candidates About a year before the elections candidates from the two main political parties the Democrats and the Republicans begin their campaign trails. They set up their team and start “going on tour” around the country to rally for support and to fundraise for their campaigns. The Debates At the start of the campaigns …

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A-Z to U.S. Elections

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO   PQRSTUVWXYZ   A Absentee voting allows voters who cannot come to polling places to cast their ballots. A variety of circumstances, including residency abroad, illness, travel or military service, can prevent …

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U.S. Embassy Closed on Monday for American Holiday

The U.S. Embassy will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. Labor Day, observed on the first Monday in September in the United States, honors the social and economic achievements of American workers.  It recognizes the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the United States. …

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Grant Opportunity: Tun Mustapha Park Enforcement Assessment and Follow-on Activities

Funding Opportunity Title: Tun Mustapha Park Enforcement Assessment and Follow-on Activities Funding Opportunity: American and local NGO’s are invited to submit a proposal to develop an assessment for a cost effective compliance system for the Tun Mustapha Park placing special emphasis on protection of no-take zones and management of fisheries. The budget for the proposal should be no greater than $250,000 U.S. Dollars. …

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Grant Opportunity: Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Notice of Funding Opportunity Community Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking in the Heart of Borneo through Sustainable Livelihoods Executive Summary: The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Conservation and Water at the Department of State announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for Community Support for combating Wildlife Trafficking …

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Ambassador Yun Joins Stanford Professors at Panel Discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy

At a roundtable discussion held at the Asia Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) on December 10, 2015, Professor Gi-Wook Shin from Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies along with Stanford University’s Professor Emeritus Donald K. Emmerson discussed how the United States’ foreign policy is shaping geopolitical dynamics in East Asia. Ambassador Joseph Y. …

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