US Embassy to seek understanding on Malaysia’s entry ban


THE US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will engage with the Malaysian government to seek better understanding on the entry ban on long-term pass holders from 23 countries which recorded more than 150,000 Covid-19 cases, including the US.

The US Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdir (picture) said the embassy, among others, needed to get clarification if a US citizen living in Malaysia but presently in the US, could re-enter Malaysia following the entry ban.

Asked if the US government allowed its citizens to leave the country at the moment, Lakhdir, when met by reporters yesterday after the launch of Academy of Women Entrepreneurs in Putrajaya said: “Yes, Americans are allowed to leave the US.”

Malaysia has come up with a list of 23 countries which have recorded more than 150,000 Covid-19, barring long-term pass holders from entering the country effective Sept 7.

The countries are the US, Brazil, India, Russia, Peru, Colombia, South Africa, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Iran, the UK, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, France, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Iraq, Philippines and Indonesia.