International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Venezuela to Malaysia.

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Border Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

Policies
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Cases Per Million
152.98
Increased by-15.23
at 12/3/2021
Vaccinated
78.86%
Increased by0.09%
at 12/3/2021
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

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
9/19/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of a negative pre-departure 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
Start Date
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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
Start Date
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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
Start Date
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory 7-day quarantine and testing for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries are required to quarantine for 7 days. Travelers must take a test on day 5 of their quarantine.

Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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US Embassy - Malaysia
Start Date
Changed
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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The requirement does not apply to:

  • Diplomat (Exemption Order) / Dependent / Foreign Maid
  • Employment Pass (Category I, II, III) / Dependent / Foreign Maid
  • Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T) / Dependent / Foreign Maid
  • Professional Visit Pass - Specialist
  • Professional Visit Pass
  • Permanent Resident (PR) / Spouse to PR / Child to PR
  • Long Term Pass (Husband / Wife / Child) to Citizen
  • Senior Citizen Pass
  • Widow / Widow Pass to Citizens
  • Student Pass / Dependents / Escorts
  • Malaysia My Second Home Pass (MM2H) / Dependents / Foreign Maid
  • Resident Pass
  • Temporary Work Visit Pass (PLKS)
  • Foreign Maid (PRA)
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US Embassy - Malaysia
Start Date
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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
Start Date
Changed

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
Start Date
Changed

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Malaysia.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
152.98
Increased by-15.23
at 12/3/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
4.30%
Increased by-0.40%
at 11/30/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
78.86%
Increased by0.09%
at 12/3/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
25,846,528
Increased by29,808
at 12/3/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.95
Increased by-0.02
at 12/1/2021

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

Local Guidelines

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...
Checked
12/4/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transportation.

Public transportation

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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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

Status
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

Status
Closed
Severity
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

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. Most non-essential businesses are closed.

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