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Malaysia COVID19 Travel Information – Testing and Quarantine Procedures

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All travellers/ Person Under Surveilance (PUS) (Malaysian/non-Malaysian) to Malaysia must undergo mandatory quarantine for 7 days/ 6 nights for fully vaccinated (10 days for unvaccinated PUS) at government-designated quarantine hotels (RM150 per night) or premium hotels of your choice (at higher charges) upon arrival in Malaysia.

Get all the documents such as Test results, hotel/ test booking or Home Quarantine Approval, email ready in printed copies before the trip.

Home Quarantine Application

Prior departure to Malaysia, travelers who have:

  • Received the final dose at least 14 days (28 days for single dose vaccine) prior to their arrival in Malaysia
  • A suitable residence based on risk evaluation (eg: Number of persons, elderly, children, with chronic illness, pregnant mothers, rooms, bathrooms, etc.)

can apply for home quarantine. They should apply 7-10 days before departure to Malaysia, on this portal: hso.moh.gov.my

*List of Covid19 vaccines that have been approved by Malaysia.

Application should include the following:

  • Attachments:
      • Identification document: ID/ Passport
      • Vaccination record/ certificate
  • Address in Malaysia where traveler will quarantine.
  • Transportation details, example: Flight No. 
*Traveler can get a refund if home quarantine is approved after hotel is booked. Check the terms first (MQSG).


check in mysejahtera travel malaysia

Photo: MySejahtera

  • Travellers are required to download and activate the MySejahtera App before departure to Malaysia.
  • Upon arrival, “Check in” and Scan the QR code at the arrival checkpoint.
*If the ‘Check in’ button is not clickable, Allow MySejahtera to access your camera under Settings > MySejahtera.
  • Fill in the form, Submit and open the “Profile” page which will show the Home Surveillance Order (HSO)
  • You can register for those who do not have a phone number or access to smartphones, such as children or the elderly, by using the “Manage Dependents” function in this app. This application will also help you to monitor their health.

Update Overseas Vaccination Record on MySejahtera

* You don’t have to get this updated for you to enter Malaysia but it is highly recommended that you get it done as soon as possible for access to public places with restrictions.

  • Visit mysejahtera.malaysia.gov.my
  • Select “N. I have received my vaccination overseas and would like to obtain my digital certificate in MySejahtera”.
  • Fill in your vaccination details and submit.
  • The details should be updated in 5 working days.
*If it shows that you are partially vaccinated, or not all doses are updated, use the same steps as above to submit the dose which is missing.

Covid19 Test

  • All travellers must present a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test result upon arrival in Malaysia. The test must be done within 72 hours of your departure to Malaysia. Perform the test at the government-recognised testing centres for the country you are travelling from.
  • Another RT-PCR test will be done at the airport or other terminal after arrival. Free for Malaysians.
  • Another Covid-19 test will be conducted on the 5th day of quarantine. 

* RTK screen test if you are transiting (source) subject to instructions from officials/ authorities.

PCR test is done for travelling. Charges to be born by traveller.

screen covid19 test charges

Photo: Screen test type and charges @ mysafetravel

For Home quarantine, you can get the screening done by a certified nurses in PPE suits in your home or Drive-thru, in compliance to safety SOP – List of Covid-19 Screening Tests and Price.

Payment and Booking

  • For Malaysians, payment for the test and hotel can be made on arrival. Credit card is accepted but bring some cash just in case (machine rosak, etc). It is advisable to book the hotel (Premium Packages) in advance as the popular ones are usually fully booked.
  • If you have booked the premium hotel directly, to pay for the test only on mysafetravel, the hotel provides a reference code to key into the system to indicate that the hotel has already been booked. 
  • For Non-Malaysians, booking and payment have to be made on mysafetravel in advance.
  • Please visit myeg mysafetravel FAQ for more details on hotel and COVID19 test booking.

Accommodation and Transportation

  • For quarantine, travellers may choose a government-designated standard or premium hotel of your choice or home quarantine (subject to approval).
  • Click here for a List of Quarantine Hotels for Travelling during Pandemic and more information on accommodation.
  • Fully Vaccinated transporters that have been approved by NADMA to fetch PUS to quarantine centres/ home:
      • Kaifarah Enterprise | FB: fb.com/kftransportservice | Rukaini (Khai Basri): +6010-332 7176 | Reviews: Accommodative, punctual, full PPE, clean, smooth driving.
      • Malaysia Travel Taxi | Book Online | Azrol Ahmad: +6012-358 2426 | Reviews: Got approval of home quarantine, booked one of the transporters suggested by the MQSG group and the service was excellent. Comfortable and affordable.
      • Biggie.my | fb.com/biggiedotmy | Andy/ Nd Chew: +6012-322 2226 | Whatsapp | Reviews: Informative. Arrived earlier and waited for us. Calm driver. 
      • UJT Transporter | fb.com/ujt.transporter | Whatsapp | Mohd Nazir: +60 10-550 2313 | Reviews: NADMA registered vehicle to chauffeur PUS to quarantine locations. 6 boxes, 6 suitcases + backpacks fit into the vehicle nicely. Clean and spacious Hyundai Starex. Reasonable price.
      • One Station Travel | Mr Kamal: +60 18-382 9755 | Whatsapp | Reviews: They still waited even I was stuck in the immigration and late for our predetermined time by an hour and a half.  


  • Non-Malaysians are still required to obtain the relevant entry approvals (MyTravelPass or relevant Immigration Department of Malaysia approvals) to enter Malaysia. 
  • Travellers will undertake Covid-19 testing on day-5 of quarantine. Travellers will be released from quarantine on day-7 if the test is negative. Wristband must be removed at the Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah of your area and to schedule for an appointment to remove the wristband, please call the Hotline at 03-3000 8856.
  • Travellers should also check with their airlines to ensure they comply with airlines-specific Covid-19-related policies prior to boarding.

LOU and Travel Clearance Letter

  • Travellers to Malaysia are no longer required to submit the LOU to the Consulate-General prior to travel to Malaysia, or to the Malaysian authorities upon entry into Malaysia.
  • Travellers to Malaysia are also no longer required to obtain the Travel Clearance Letter from the Consulate-General. The Travel Clearance Letter is no longer a requirement to enter Malaysia (except if you enter Malaysia from Singapore by land).

Country Specific Information

For details on regulations for Malaysian nationals entering and exiting Malaysia, see the relevant information for each country if applicable: 



Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia (kln.gov.my) 

Malaysia Quarantine Support Group (MQSG) 

JKJAV: digital vaccination cert for those who have been vaccinated overseas

nadma.gov.my – National Disaster Management Agency/ Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (NADMA)


Update Overseas Vaccination Record on MySejahtera

How to obtain digital vaccination certificated for those who have been fully vaccinated overseas.

Information from government websites:

For KL & Putrajaya, email application is to be sent to the PKD (Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah) of your area (mkn.gov.my):

  • PKLP (Pejabat Kesihatan Lembah Pantai): vaksincpklp@gmail.com
  • PKTT (Titiwangsa): ecertvaksin.pkdtt@gmail.com
  • PKPJ (Putrajaya): ppv.pkpj@gmail.com
  • PKK (Kepong): ecert.kepong@gmail.com
  • PKC (Cheras): vaksincovid19.cheras@gmail.com

Processing time is about 8 weeks.

Information from Social Groups:

*These email addresses have been used by individuals who shared their experiences on a Facebook/ Social Groups
  • Email addresses for different states (reddit.com)
  • Negeri Sembilan: bilikgerakanvaksinn9@gmail.com | KL & Putrajaya: vaksincovidklp@gmail.com  (MQSG)
  • Selangor: vaksincovidjknsel@gmail.com (Source)
  • Source: MQSG for the email addresses of districts

Details in the email

Full Name, IC/ Passport No., MySejahtera ID, Nationality, Occupation, Home/ Current Address
1st and 2nd Dose of Vaccination: Country, Location of Vaccination, Date, Time, Vaccine Type, Serial No. and Batch No.
Attachment: Screenshot of MySejahtera Profile (Name, MySjID, IC/ Passport No.), Copy of Vaccination Proof, Copy of IC/ Passport.

Email application for home quarantine has been replaced with portal.

Send an email to hso@moh.gov.my for approval. For arrival in Johor only: all applications must be sent to cprcjknj@moh.gov.my at least seven days prior to arrival.
*The HSO (Home Surveillance Order) email is receiving a high number of emails and therefore, the response time is longer than usual. Please do not send repeated emails as this will overload the system.


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