TRAVEL TO MALAYSIA DURING COVID

How to apply for an Entry Approval

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Malaysian citizens

Malaysian citizens are allowed to enter Malaysia without an Entry Approval from the Immigration Department of Malaysia. 

Foreign citizens

Foreign citizens are not permitted to enter Malaysia during the remaining RMCO period. Only certain categories of  foreign citizens are allowed to enter with an Entry Approval from the Immigration Department of Malaysia. 

Please click the button below to see the categories and apply for an Entry Approval.

Mytravelpass exemption for foreign travelers with a long term visit pass

Beginning 1st November 2021, foreign travelers with a valid Long Term Visit Pass are exempted to obtain an entry approval via MyTravelPass (MTP) or MyEntry. The category of exempted passes are as follows:

  • Diplomat (Exemption Order)/Dependants/Foreign Maids
  • (Newly approved) Employment Pass (Category I,II,III)/Dependants/Foreign Maids
  • (Newly approved) Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T)/Dependants/Foreign Maids
  • (Newly approved) Professional Visit Pass
  • (Newly approved) Permanent Residence/Spouse of Permanent Residence/Children
  • (Newly approved) Long Term Visit Pass for Spouse/Children of Malaysian Citizen
  • Malaysian MySecond Home (MM2H) Pass/Dependants/Foreign Maids
  • Senior Citizen Pass, Widow to Malaysian Citizen Pass
  • Student Pass
  • Resident Pass
  • Temporary Employment Pass
  • Foreign Maids

Foreign travelers which are listed below are still required to apply for an entry approval via MyTravelPass or MyEntry:

  • Social Visit Pass
  • Expired Long Term Visit Pass Holder
  • Short Term Business Traveler

Langkawi Travel Bubble

Effective 15 November 2021, fully vaccinated foreign visitors from approved international destinations by the Malaysian authorities can enter Langkawi for leisure, quarantine-free and without an Entry Approval. Please click on the button below for the SOP’s and prerequisites.

Business Travellers

Malaysia is gradually reopening its borders to facilitate business and official trips with strict health protocols and border entry requirements in place. Business travellers who enter and stay in the country for a period of 14 days or less, from the date of arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) up to its departure date, are eligible to apply for the Entry Permission of a short-term business traveller.

Please note that Business Travellers are exempted from quarantine.

Entry Approval through MIDA

All Entry Approvals for business travellers have to be done through MIDA by clicking the button below. 

Home Quarantine

Fully vaccinated travellers now have the option to quarantine from the comfort of their homes when they arrive in Malaysia. However, travelers will have to apply first with the Ministry of Health.

For more information and criteria, please click the button below.

Hotel Quarantine

The Netherlands has been added to the list of countries where a variant of of the SARS-CoV-2 has been detected. Therefore, starting from the 24th of January, all travellers from The Netherlands who arrive in Malaysia will have to quarantine at a Government Selected Quarantine Center If your application for Home Quarantine has been rejected. The quarantine period are as follows:

 Fully vaccinated adults with booster or adolescents travelling aloneFully vaccinated without boosterPartially vaccinated or unvaccinated
Quarantine Period5 days7 days10 days

 Please make sure to complete the following prior to your departure.

  • To undertake a PCR test (with a negative result) 2 days prior to your departure date;
  • To install mySejahtera application and complete the health declaration form within the application;
  • To pay all the charges imposed by the Government including COVID-19 test, quarantine and hospital charges via https://safetravel.myeg.com.my/ (if applicable)
  • Transit passengers are exempted from quarantine if their transit does not exceed 24 hours

Premium package quarantine

You can also choose to quarantine in a selected hotel that offers a premium package. Please click here to see the list of Hotels that offer premium packages. 

Stricter measures for transit passenger at kuala lumpur international airport (KLIA)

Due to increasing number of positive cases involving transit passengers at KLIA, the stricter measures will be applied for transit passengers as follows:

  • Passenger must have confirm flight ticket for their next destination.
  • Transit period must not exceed 24 hours.
  • Transit flights from or to countries subjected to Malaysia additional restrictions are still not permitted.
  • Passengers are not allowed to leave the terminal.
  • Mandatory to undergo COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours/72 hours prior to the departure

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