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

Health AlertHealth Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 no advance notice. Visit the website of the Government of Malaysia for additional information on these new measures.

The government of Malaysia has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools and universities are closed until March 31, sporting events, festivals, gatherings of people have been banned.  Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information.

Effective March 17, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

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