International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Entry into Malaysia From Italy is Restricted

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Travelers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.

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The travel restrictions do not apply to:

  • Malaysian citizens;
  • Travelers on emergency or compassionate grounds;
  • International students.

All travelers must have explicit, written permission from the Malaysian authorities prior to traveling to Malaysia.

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US Embassy - Malaysia
Start Date
9/7/2020
Updated
5/27/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result

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Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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US Embassy - Malaysia
Start Date
3/2/2021
Updated
5/27/2021
Mandatory

Re-entry Permit for Malaysian residents

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US Embassy - Malaysia
Start Date
10/8/2020
Updated
5/27/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory pre-registration form

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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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The payment requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers using the Reciprocal Green Lane;
  • Travelers holding Periodic Commuting Arrangement passes.
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US Embassy - Malaysia
Start Date
11/15/2020
Updated
5/27/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day quarantine and testing

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Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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UK Embassy - Malaysia
Start Date
4/29/2021
Updated
5/27/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory contact-tracing app

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US Embassy - Malaysia
Start Date
11/23/2020
Updated
5/27/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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US Embassy - Malaysia
Start Date
8/1/2020
Updated
5/27/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Malaysia.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
183.75
Increased by-45.95
at 6/12/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
6.80%
Decreased by0.50%
at 6/10/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
9.05%
Increased by1.96%
at 6/11/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
2,929,736
Increased by636,359
at 6/11/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.99
Increased by-0.09
at 6/9/2021

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

Local Guidelines

General

Malaysia has been divided into ‘zones’ in order to categorize restrictions. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. Inter-state travel and social gatherings are currently prohibited. 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...

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 travel is not permitted and inter-district travel is allowed within individual states, except Sabah.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open for delivery services only. 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
Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
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. Non-essential businesses are closed.

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