Entry of foreign students postponed until Dec 31, says Immigration DG

PUTRAJAYA: The entry of existing and new foreign students into the country has been postponed until Dec 31, says the Immigration Department.

Its director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said the postponement also affect foreign students who had received approval from the department to come to Malaysia.

"The postponement is in line with the decision by the Higher Education Ministry to delay registration of students as well as physical classes in higher learning institutions," he said in a statement on Sunday (Oct 4).

Khairul Dzaimee said the department is made to understand that the ministry had discussed with airline companies to allow international students to reschedule their flights.

On Oct 2, the Higher Education Ministry said that higher education institutions should carry out their registration processes for the new semester online.

The ministry said this should also include all teaching and learning activities, in light of the recent spike in Covid-19 cases nationwide.

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