Malaysia will impose an entry ban on citizens from countries with more than 150,000 COVID-19 cases starting from 7 September. Senior Minister Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the list of countries include the United States, Brazil, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Bangladesh. He added that the government would add more countries deemed high-risk. He however said for emergency cases or involving bilateral relations, such as meetings between countries, the government would allow entry but it would require permission from the Immigration Department. “The barring would be applicable to permanent residents, holders of Malaysia My Second Home passes, expatriates of all categories, those with resident passes, spouse visas and students who are citizens of the respective countries,” he said.