Malaysia is entering the second phase of MCO – Enhanced Movement Control Order

From 1 April 2020, Malaysia will enter into the second phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) or the enhanced Movement Control Order. Senior Minister for Defence, Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that with the enhanced MCO, there will be more limits to the movement of Malaysians. His statement also said that with the Enhanced MCO, enforcement will be tougher to those who flouted the law.

What are among the new limitations for Enhanced Movement Control Order?

Here we list down some of the new limitations under the Enhanced Movement Control Order:

  • Vehicles cannot be on the road after 10.00 pm, including e-hailing vehicles
  • Hypermarkets, grocery stores and petrol stations can only operate from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
  • All religious premises must remain closed
  • Restaurants and eateries to operate from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm (no dine-in allowed)
  • Food delivery services to operate from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
  • Public transportation to operate from 6.00 am to 10.00 am and from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm
  • Commercial transportation for essential goods like food and medicine to operate from 7.00 pm to 7.00 am

Everyone please stay at home during Enhanced MCO

We understand how stressful the situation now can be. We are all in unchartered territory. Being travellers ourselves, we always had that itchy-to-travel feelings whenever we are confined for a longer period of time at home. However, with the curve yet to be flatten and the prospect of a third wave for Malaysia, it is advisable for everyone to stay at home.

If you are not sure what to do while being confined at home, check out our article here and here. It might help you to get some ideas of what to do during this trying time.

We at Kaki Jalans would like to remind all readers to always stay at home, stay safe and keep your social distancing as recommended.


We are Khai and Amira, Malaysian travel bloggers behind Kaki Jalans. Our travels have taken us to almost all the countries in Asean and several countries in Europe. We are still actively travelling and adding to this list.

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