KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 -- The government is moving to slowly reopen Malaysia to business travellers, after most of the country is slated to enter the recovery movement control order this week.

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) said Putrajaya welcomes the entry of business travellers to carry out business operations amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Both short and long-term business travellers may apply for entry permission to enter the country via Malaysia's Safe Travel portal, which is a part of the One Stop Centre (OSC) initiative," it said in a statement.

For short-term business travellers, defined as those who do not hold any pass and intend to stay in the country for 14 days or less, such individuals may be exempted ...