新冠肺炎侵蚀着全球，为防病毒境外输入， 韩国 暂时中止与马来西亚之间 免签证协议 ，此措施于4月13日凌晨开始生效至另行通知，除了外交官，空服人员以及APEC商务持有人。韩国暂时取消90个国家和地区的短期免签入境以及落地签措施。
1. Temporary suspension of all short-term visas(C-1 and C-3)
All single and multiple short-term visas(C-1 and C-3) issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia on or before 5 April 2020 are temporarily suspended.
○ Those who obtained these visas previously from the Embassy must re-apply should they wish to enter Korea at this time(visa fee waived)
○ Those who have already entered Korea using these visas will be excluded(permitted to stay until visa expiry date)
– Temporary employment visa(C-4)
– Long-term(employment and investment) visas
2. Temporary suspension of visa exemption agreement between Republic of Korea and Malaysia
○ Until further notice, Malaysian nationals will be required to apply for visa at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea if they wish to enter Korea.
– Diplomatic and official passport holders
– Flight attendants
– ABTC(APEC Business Travel Card) holders
3. Stringent screening of all visa applications at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea
○ All visa applicants must undergo a medical examination at a medical institution in Malaysia within 48 hours before submitting their visa applications to the Embassy. The examination result sheet must include screening of COVID-19 symptoms(fever, cough, chills, headache, muscle pain, pneumonia, etc). Applicants must submit a written health certificate.
○ The visa processing time will be at least two weeks(14 days). The processing time is for a screening, such as an interview to review health status. However, it is possible to issue visas promptly in case of ESSENTIAL activities, such as diplomacy, public affairs, investment, technology provision, family emegencies, and urgent humanitarian reasons.
※ Effective Date 12:00 AM April 13, 2020(Applied based on the local departure time)