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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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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Make Sure Your Vote Counts! 

I mailed my ballot, how do I know if it is received? As the election approaches, one question we frequently receive is how absentee voters in Malaysia can check the status of their ballots.  The best way to do so is to contact your  district’s election office  directly and inquire.    My ballot will not arrive on time, what now? If you …

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Virtual Voting Assistance on Zoom!

Virtual Voting Assistance on Zoom! The Federal Voting Assistance Program is offering recurring virtual voting assistance via Zoom for the next two weeks to provide direct support to overseas citizens.  Voters can participate in any of the meetings and speak with an FVAP voting Ambassador who can answer questions about absentee voting, including inquiries about …

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Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP! 

Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP! There are only a few weeks remaining before the elections, so if you want to make your vote count, you need to act immediately.  If you plan to send your ballot to the United States via the U.S. Embassy’s diplomatic pouch, we urge you to submit your sealed ballot as soon as …

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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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Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP!

Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP!  There are only a few weeks remaining before the elections, so if you want to make your vote count, you need to act immediately.   In our experience, it takes roughly four weeks to get your ballot from the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to various states in the United States.  You …

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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away!  Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require voted ballots to reach …

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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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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 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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July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, …

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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 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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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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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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Planned Demonstration Friday – April 13, 2018

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 12, 2018) Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  A small planned demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, April 13, 2018, beginning at approximately 2:00 PMin front of the U.S. Embassy.  The demonstration is anticipated to last one hour. U.S. government personnel are advised that the Embassy front …

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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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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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Worldwide Caution

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. …

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Alert on Rabies in Sarawak

21 August 2017   What is the current situation? The Malaysian state of Sarawak has declared parts of three divisions to be “rabies infectious areas.” Five human rabies cases and almost 800 cases of people being bitten by rabid animals have been reported in Serian, Sri Aman, and Kutching divisions as of July 2017. All …

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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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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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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus

United States Embassy Kuala Lumpur Security Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus October 3, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Travel Guidance for Malaysia regarding the risk of Zika virus infection. Zika virus is endemic .  The risk of Zika to travelers, especially …

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Security Message for US Citizens

Reminder of Security Practices Malaysian authorities have confirmed links between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the June 28 explosion at a nightclub in the Puchong area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  In view of this and the recent incidents in Bangladesh, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, the U.S. Embassy in …

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Security Message

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those …

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Typhoid Outbreak

The Ministry of Health Malaysia has reported 32 confirmed cases of typhoid since August in the following areas of Kuala Lumpur: Titiwangsa, Kepong, Pantai, and Cheras. No fatalities have been reported. Typhoid is a communicable disease and there is a vaccination for it that is recommended by the CDC prior to travel to Malaysia. You …

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Avoid Jalan Alor on September 24, 2015

Based on credible threat information regarding a potential terrorist act, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur advises U.S. citizens to avoid Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Alor (Alor Street) and the immediate surrounding areas, on Thursday, September 24, 2015.  For all other locations, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution …

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Unhealthy Air Conditions in Malaysia

According to the Malaysian Department of Environment, many areas throughout Malaysia are currently suffering from air pollutants (haze) in the “unhealthy” or “very unhealthy” ranges caused by smoke from burning in Indonesia and Malaysia. Updated information on air quality levels in Malaysia may be obtained from the Department’s website (in English) at:  http://apims.doe.gov.my/v2/.  Air quality is …

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Demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur on September 16, 2015

The Malaysian media has reported that a large demonstration is likely to occur in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.  Please be aware that local law prohibits non-Malaysians from participating in public demonstrations.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, or demonstrations.  Monitor …

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Updated Security Info on Travel to Eastern Sabah

Following the May 14, 2015 kidnapping of two Malaysian nationals from a restaurant outside the city of Sandakan, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review important security information regarding travel in the eastern coastal region of the Malaysian state of Sabah. The targeted areas are detailed in our most recent Malaysia Specific Information-Threats to …

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Alleged Drugging of Foreign Nationals in Local Nightclub

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has become aware of several foreigners who have been targets of an alleged drugging incident in a nightclub in Kuala Lumpur. As a result of this incident, the U.S. Embassy has restricted embassy personnel from frequenting The Beach Club located on Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur. The U.S. Embassy …

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ASEAN Meetings in Kota Kinabalu, January 27, 2015

The U.S. Government urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution when traveling to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meetings from January 27-28, 2015. Extremists view large gatherings of foreign dignitaries as attractive targets for potential terrorist attacks. As such, U.S. citizens should be especially vigilant in and around venues …

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Flooding in Central and East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia

Due to heavy rainfall, the coastal and river areas of the Malaysian states of Terengganu, Pahang and Kelantan are severely flooded and flood waters continue to rise. More than 10,000 residents in these regions have been evacuated, including the resort guests in the Taman Negara National Park. U.S. citizens are advised to defer travel to …

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U.S. Embassy Encourages Increased Vigilance for International Schools

A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other international schools in 16 Muslim countries, including Western teachers employed at these schools. That message referenced schools in the localities of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Maadi (Egypt) as examples, and these two cities as locations with high concentrations of potential targets. …

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Security Reminder on Travel to Eastern Sabah

The Embassy remains concerned that the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) may target U.S. citizens for kidnapping near the coastal resorts and islands in Eastern Sabah. These areas are detailed in the Safety and Security section of the Department of State’s Country Specific Information for Malaysia. The full text is included in this message. The U.S. …

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Travel to Coastal Eastern Sabah

The Embassy has received renewed information that extremist groups continue to plan kidnapping for ransom operations near the coastal resorts and islands in Eastern Sabah, particularly during the last days of Ramadan. The targeted areas are detailed in our most recent Malaysia Specific Information-Threats to Safety and Security. The full text is included in this …

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Planned Demonstration at Merdeka Square, Thursday, May 1, 2014

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has learned from local police and social media that a group of protestors are planning a demonstration related to domestic political issues.  The protest is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Merdeka Square.  The protestors may begin gathering at 10:00 a.m. in …

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Warning Against Travel to Coastal Eastern Sabah and Islands

Malaysian authorities have confirmed the kidnapping of two women, a foreign tourist and a hotel employee, on April 2, 2014, from a water village resort off the coast of the town of Semporna in Eastern Sabah. Police are investigating the incident and no further details are available at this time. The Department of State recently …

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Avoiding Snatch Theft

Snatch theft and pickpocketing are the most commonly reported crimes in Malaysia and all of us are at risk. Thieves on motorcycles or leaning out of car windows typically snatch handbags, necklaces, and mobile phones from unsuspecting pedestrians. Snatch thieves on motorcycles have been known to drive through “red” traffic signals and onto sidewalks to …

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