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Malaysia

Tourists are not allowed to enter Malaysia until 31 DEC 2020. This restriction may be subject to extension by the government.

Before arrival

  • All individuals entering Malaysia must install, activate, and register on the MySejahtera app.
  • A COVID-19 test (rT-PCR / RTK-Ag) certificate is not mandatory before arrival in Malaysia.
  • Malaysian citizens can enter Malaysia with no prior approval from Malaysian immigration.

The Government of Malaysia has made the decision to allow below categories of expatriates and their dependents, including foreign maids to expatriates who are holding a valid long-term pass and/or has obtained pass approval application to enter Malaysia.

The categories of the pass is as follows:

  • Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependant/s
  • Employment Pass (Category EP I, II and III)
  • Professional Visit Pass (PVP)
  • Dependant Pass to expatriate for all categories
  • Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories
  • Foreign Maid to expatriate for all categories

Effective 21 September 2020, all above listed expatriates are required to apply for Entry to Malaysia Permission via MYEntry system in ESD

Passengers must comply with below requirements:

  • Still holding a valid pass/approval of pass application;
  • Present the Entry Approval Letter or Exit and Return to Malaysia Approval Letter that is still valid (within 60 days from the issuance date including Entry Approval Letter or Exit and Return Approval Letter that has been issued before 7 September 2020), and the expatriate must return to Malaysia within that duration with a valid pass;
  • Obtain a Visa with Reference (VDR) for countries that require a visa to enter Malaysia;
  • Comply with the quarantine requirement set by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA);
  • Entry Approval Letter that has been issued earlier is still valid within 60 days from the issuance date;
  • Expatriate who fails to comply with any of the above will be denied entry, pass cancelled and blacklisted in the Immigration system.

For detailed information, kindly refer to guidelines available on below links:

Expatriates holding Malaysia My Second Home pass (MM2H) require prior approval from the Ministry of Tourism Arts & Culture of Malaysia (MOTAC) for entry. For up to date information on the rules for entry of Malaysia My second Home (MM2H) pass holders, please visit the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia website.

International Students visa holders will have to obtain travel authorisation from the director general of the Malaysian Immigration Department (students must apply through EMGS). Upon receiving travel authorisation, students must download and complete a Letter of Undertaking (LOU) and Indemnity for Person Under Surveillance, as well as obtain a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) from an accredited Malaysian Mission abroad. For up to date information on the rules for international students entering Malaysia, please visit the Education Malaysia website.

On arrival

  • All passengers will undergo health screening and a swab test upon arrival at their own cost.
  • All passengers arriving in Malaysia who show no symptoms and test negative for COVID-19 will be quarantined for 14 days at a government provided quarantine facility at their own expense.
  • Passengers with a positive test result will be directly referred to a hospital and must undergo treatment and hospitalisation at their own cost.
  • For further information please refer to following guidelines for entry and quarantine processes.

Travel from Malaysia

  • All Malaysia passport holders must have prior approval issued by Malaysian immigration to travel out of Malaysia.
  • Other nationalities are required to apply for Aproval to Exit and Return to Malaysia via MYEntry system in ESD. However, any expatriate who wish to exit Malaysia and will not return to Malaysia during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) may proceed without applying for approval via MYEntry
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate is accepted for travel on Emirates flights as long as the test is conducted at a government approved / accredited clinic, laboratory and/or hospital. Passenger MUST bring an official, original, printed certificate to check-in – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. Without the official original printed negative test certificate, you will not be accepted on the flight.
  • All passengers travelling to Dubai from any destination, including passengers connecting in Dubai, must have a the original printed negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate to be accepted on the flight.
  • The test must be conducted at most 96 hours before time of travel or as mandated by the destination country (whichever is more restrictive).
  • The certificate must be for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Other test certificates including antibody tests and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai.
  • Children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability are exempt from this test.
  • Please check the list of private medical clinics who have received approval to provide health screening.
  • Please check the list of private medical clinics who have obtained approval to conduct screening and triaging for COVID-19.
  • Please check the list of private hospitals who have obtained approval to conduct screening and triaging for COVID-19.
  • Please check the list of private ambulatory care centers who have obtained approval to conduct screening and triaging for COVID-19.
  • For more information and updates regarding COVID-19 in Malaysia, please visit COVID-19 Malaysia Updates by MOH.

Seamen travelling to Malaysia:

  • Must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours of departure
  • Must obtain approval from Malaysia immigration before travel
  • Must have a guarantee letter from the shipping company

Transit through Malaysia

  • There are no restrictions for passengers connecting to international flights.
  • Passengers connecting to domestic flights must complete the 14-day quarantine at government provided quarantine facilities at the point of international arrival and will be allowed to travel onward to their domestic destination after the quarantine period.
  • Domestic passengers connecting to international flights must report to the check-in counter or transfer desk no later than 60 minutes before their next departure.

Transit to China

  • All nationals and foreigners travelling from Malaysia to China require a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate for a test taken within 3 days of arrival.
  • Only Chinese nationals with a green “HS” code will be allowed to board.
  • Only foreigners holding health declaration forms from the Chinese embassy/consulate will be allowed to board. Please note that the health declaration form is different from a Chinese visa.

For more details, please refer to the following Malaysian government websites: