International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Entry into Malaysia From Åland Islands is Restricted

Description

Travelers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Malaysian citizens;
  • Travelers on emergency or compassionate grounds;
  • International students.
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US Embassy - Malaysia
Start Date
9/7/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Re-entry Permit for Malaysian residents

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Description

Malaysian residents and pass holders are required to apply through the My Travel Pass online platform in order to travel to Malaysia or depart from Malaysia. Travelers must have formal written approval from the Malaysian Government before attempting to enter Malaysia.

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US Embassy - Malaysia
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Mandatory

Re-entry permit for expatriates

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Description

Expatriates and their dependents are required to apply through the MyEntry online in order to travel to Malaysia. Travelers must have formal approval from the Malaysian Government before attempting to enter Malaysia.

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US Embassy - Malaysia
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Mandatory

Mandatory test and quarantine booking

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Description

Non-nationals are required to pay for their COVID-19 swab test and quarantine costs through an online application before they arrive in Malaysia. Returning citizens are encouraged to make the payment beforehand as well to speed up their immigration process.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers using the Reciprocal Green Lane;
  • Travelers holding Periodic Commuting Arrangement passes.
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US Embassy - Malaysia
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Mandatory

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure to Malaysia.

Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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US Embassy - Malaysia
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On Arrival

Mandatory

MyTravel Pass application before arrival in Malaysia

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Description

All Non-Malaysian travelers are required to obtain entry approval from the Immigration Department of Malaysia before departure to Malaysia.

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US Embassy - Malaysia
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Mandatory

Mandatory contact-tracing app

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Description

Travelers are required to download the MySejahtera contact tracing application on their phones on arrival in Malaysia.

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US Embassy - Malaysia
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Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day quarantine and testing

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Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries are required to quarantine for 14 days. Travelers must take a test on day 10 of their quarantine.

Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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UK Embassy - Malaysia
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in public places such as airports, on public transportation, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.

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US Embassy - Malaysia
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Malaysia.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
488.11
Increased by-80.54
at 9/22/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
13.70%
Decreased by1.00%
at 8/25/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
68.19%
Increased by1.92%
at 9/22/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
22,351,561
Increased by630,217
at 9/22/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.91
Increased by-0.03
at 9/20/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

A 'Movement Control Order' is in place throughout most of Malaysia. Inter-state and inter-district travel is currently prohibited and it is advised to not travel more than 10km from your residence or accommodation. To enter many facilities, temperature checks will be conducted and personal details will be noted for contact tracing purposes. Further information by region can be found in Malay at http://covid-19.moh.gov.m...
Last Checked
9/22/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place. Inter-state and inter-district travel is only permitted for essential reasons. Travelers with a full vaccination status on the MySejahtera app may be allowed to visit their spouses and children outside the state.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants may open for delivery services only, with reduced hours. On-site dining is not permitted.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Closed
Severity
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Essential shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, temperature checks, and social distancing. Most non-essential businesses are closed.

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