27 January 2020 – Travelling visas halted for travellers from Wuhan and affected areas of Hubei

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration, Tourism
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: Government

Overview: The government halts immigration facilities including issuing visas for Chinese citizens from Wuhan and the areas around Hubei province with immediate effect. This decision was made taking into account the outbreak situation in China, and immigration facilities will be reinstated when the situation returns to normal. The Malaysian government is to coordinate with the Chinese government on its decision.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/01/27/coronavirus-travel-ban-malaysia-stops-visas-for-chinese-travellers-from-affected-areas

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, National – other
Evidence/Justification: The Prime Minister’s Office said the decision to suspend the issuance of visas to China nationals was made to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) in accordance with expert advice and evidence from the WHO.