Protocols to Enter Malaysia for Travellers
🦠 Covid-19 Requirements
❌ TRAVELLERS CARD: All travellers to Malaysia NO longer need to fill in the Pre-departure form to get the Traveller Card.
❌ COVID-19 TEST: All travellers are allowed to enter Malaysia regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status and DO NOT require a pre-departure or on-arrival COVID-19 test.
❌ QUARANTINE: There are NO quarantine orders related to COVID-19 enforced by the Malaysian Government upon arrival.
✔️ Travellers are advised to practice COVID-19 preventive measures while in Malaysia.
*Please check your airline policy too as different airlines’ Covid-19 requirements may vary
Malaysian Travel Guide: 🚘 Transport Options from KLIA |📱 How to get Mobile Data/ Voice Plan | 👛 e-Wallet | 🚇 Touch n GO Card
🚗 How to Apply Vehicle Entry Permit VEP-RFID to Drive Foreign-Registered Car to Malaysia
Travellers to Sabah
As of 8th January 2023, all visitors from China must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of a negative test result obtained within 48 hours before departure in order to enter Sabah.
COVID-19 Test: RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) or RTK-Ag (rapid antigen test) professional test
✔️ Travellers can download and activate the MySejahtera application before or after arrival to Malaysia to indicate their COVID-19 risk status while staying in Malaysia. The COVID-19 risk status in MySejahtera may be checked upon entering premises. Currently most locations such as restaurants, shopping malls, etc. do not perform any check, except for selected indoor gatherings in close proximity such as places of worship.
Comments Jan 2023
- Officially you’re still required to have the MySejahtera app but no one actually checks. You still require to report your Covid thru this app should you catch Covid in Malaysia.
- Was back over Christmas/ NY – no one asked for the app . When I checked in at the counter all they asked if I had a return ticket.
- Left London Heathrow 3 weeks go to KLIA not asked for app
How to Download and activate MySejahtera App
✔️ All inbound travellers would have to undergo temperature checks at the various international entry points.
✔️ Those detected with fever or symptoms or self-declaration will be referred to the quarantine center or the health department for re-examination and undergo throat swabs as well as the rapid antigen test (RTK).
✔️ In response to worries about the rapidly spreading Covid-19 in the nation, Malaysia’s Immigration Department would set up specific lanes at international entrance ports for visitors from China.
😷 Face Masks
Face masks will still be mandatory only in healthcare facilities and on public transport, but not during flights because of the “good ventilation systems” on aeroplanes, according to Health Minister, Dr. Zaliha Mustafa.
Face masks are optional in indoor settings.
It is mandatory to wear mask in healthcare facilities and in public transportation. Mask not compulsory onboard an aircraft. Source: TheStar
Travellers who develop COVID-19 symptoms while in Malaysia should get tested and if found to be positive, are subject to the current protocol for positive COVID-19 cases:
✔️ Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must undergo isolation via a Home Surveillance Order (HSO) for seven (7) days.
✔️ Individuals can be released from isolation on the 4th, 5th or 6th day when they are asymptomatic and the result of an RTK Ag test supervised by a registered medical practitioner is negative (This test can be done at the nearest health facility or Virtually).
✔️ Discharge from quarantine on the 7th day does not require any COVID-19 detection test.
Make sure your passport has a validity of at least 6 months
Visa Not Required
Many foreign visitors can enter Malaysia without having to apply for a visa, Short-Term Social Visit Pass will be issued at Malaysian Entry Point upon arrival. The period of stay granted will be shown on the short-term social visit pass endorsement in the passport.
Visa-free Entry to Malaysia granted to passports issued by the following jurisdictions:
List of Countries: Visa Policy of Malaysia by Wikipedia (according to TimaticWEB IATA) | IATA Travel Centre
Iran and Libya
Foreign visitors according to the respective countries and passports listed below required MALAYSIA VISA:
✔️ Country List: imi.gov.my – visa requirement by country
✔️ United Nations Laissez-Passer Passport
✔️ Certificate of Identity Passport
kln.gov.my – ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND VISA PROCEDURE TO MALAYSIA
crisis24.garda.com – sabah state tighten entry requirements for travelers china effective jan 8