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Malaysia travel restrictions

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Open for citizens: no entry Open for foreigners: no entry Open for tourism: no entry Quarantine: no entry
Airlines Updates
Published on 19.05.2022, Malaysia Airlines:

Malaysia Airlines launches new route from Kuala Lumpur to Doha.

Published on 11.05.2022, Malaysia Airlines:

Malaysia Airlines to fly to Doha from 25MAY22.

Published on 04.05.2022, Malaysia Airlines:

Air travel bustles but Malaysia Airlines far from out of the woods.

Published on 29.04.2022, :

Latest News: Authorities announce end to all COVID-19 testing and insurance requirements for fully vaccinated travelers from 1 May (Executive Traveller, 28.04.2022).

Published on 22.04.2022, Malaysia Airlines:

Malaysian airline Firefly’s new 737 operation gives parent group a dual-model approach for jet services.

Published on 22.04.2022, AirAsia:

AirAsia reactivates 11 international routes from Indonesia, increases seat capacity ahead of Eid holiday.

Published on 08.04.2022, Malaysia Airlines:

Malaysia Airlines increases flight frequencies

Published on 06.04.2022, AirAsia:

AirAsia resumes flights between India and Malaysia, Thailand

Published on 16.03.2022, Malaysia Airlines:

Malaysia Airlines reinstates flights to from Kuala Lumpur- London (from 27MAR22) and Perth, Australia

Published on 04.03.2022, Firefly:

Malaysia's Firefly to resume jet operations in 2Q22.

Published on 22.02.2022, Malaysia Airlines:

Malaysia Airlines joins the Arab Air Carriers' Organization as a partner airline.

Published on 21.02.2022, SKS Airways:

SKS Airways aims to be profitable in 5 years.

Published on 21.02.2022, Malaysia Airlines:

Malaysia Airlines Partners With The Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO).

Published on 21.02.2022, AirAsia:

AirAsia X sees MYR11.4 million operating loss in Q2.

Published on 18.02.2022, AirAsia:

Asia Digital Engineering ‘keen to’ expand MRO capabilities as region rebounds.

Published on 18.02.2022, AirAsia:

AirAsia boss calls on governments to be 'brave' and open borders.

Published on 17.02.2022, AirAsia:

Malaysian AirAsia to launch air taxi service across Southeast Asia by 2025.

Published on 16.02.2022, AirAsia:

AirAsia X secures full belly space utilisation for one third of A330-300 fleet.

Published on 16.02.2022, AirAsia:

Malaysia’s Capital A plans separate listing for AirAsia.

Published on 14.02.2022, AirAsia:

Indonesia AirAsia shares suspended once again.

Published on 11.02.2022, AirAsia:

Capital A appoints non-executive chairman for aviation.

Published on 11.02.2022, AirAsia:

Malaysia's Capital A eyes separate listing of aviation business

Published on 07.02.2022, AirAsia:

Airasia Group Airlines Achieve Seven-Star Rankings.

Published on 01.02.2022, AirAsia:

AirAsia X Is Returning To Sydney on 14FEB22.

Published on 28.01.2022, AirAsia:

AirAsia changes name to Capital A as it grows beyond an airline.

Published on 06.01.2022, AirAsia:

AirAsia Philippines adding more flights

Published on 20.12.2021, Malaysian Airlines:

Malaysian Airlines flies first flights using SAF.

Published on 30.11.2021, Malaysia Airlines:

Malaysia Airlines celebrated its inaugural Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

Published on 19.11.2021, Malaysia Air:

Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines reactivate, expand code-share arrangement.

Published on 12.11.2021, AirAsia X:

Malaysia's AirAsia X creditors agree restructuring, Airbus orders cut.

Published on 28.10.2021, Malaysia Air:

Malaysia's AirAsia says over 20 new airlines join Super App.

Published on 19.10.2021, Air Asia X:

AirAsia X proposes creditors take massive haircut.

Published on 14.10.2021, AirAsia:

AirAsia Group reorganises airline units; eyes Cambodia airline venture.

Published on 06.10.2021, AirAsia:

AirAsia Group to only allow fully vaccinated passengers.

Published on 22.09.2021, Air Asia:

AirAsia and Airbus agree to rework aircraft orders.

Published on 17.09.2021, Air Asia:

Thai government officials offered special promotional fares on Air Asia.

Published on 15.09.2021, Air Asia:

Court grants Malaysia’s AirAsia X extension to hold creditors meeting by March.

Published on 14.09.2021, Air Asia:

AirAsia sees strong demand for travel to Langkawi

Published on 08.09.2021, Air Asia:

AirAsia Thailand registers high load factor in key travel destinations

Published on 06.09.2021, Air Asia:

AirAsia Indonesia extends suspension of flights until 30 September because of COVID-19 restrictions

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Malaysia
Flight Restrictions
Published on 22.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass; - passengers
with a diplomatic passport. They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers arriving
from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme; - passengers with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main . They must not have been in
Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - students with a written approval from immigration applied at
https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/ . They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - merchant
seamen with an official letter from the company certified by Malaysian immigration and joining the ship no later than 24 hours from arrival. They must not have been in Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble, if not
arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe; - passengers with an Entry Permission Approval obtained from
https://myentry.myxpats.com.my/app/

2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to transit. - This does not
apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass.

3. Passengers must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone and complete the health declaration at least one day before departure.

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 2 days before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving
from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble; - passengers with an Entry Permission Approval
obtained from https://myentry.myxpats.com.my/app/ ; - passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or
Zimbabwe.

5. Passengers arriving from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme must: - have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 2 days before departure; and - have a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna
(Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before arrival; and - have stayed in Singapore or Malaysia in the past 14 days; and - have a copy of
travel insurance policy with a minimum coverage of MYR 100,000. - The COVID-19 RT-PCR test does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years; - The COVID-19 vaccination certificate
does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

6. Passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble must have: - a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 2 days before departure; and - a travel
package from a travel agency licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC); and - insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses with minimum coverage of USD 80,000;
and - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or - AstraZeneca,
Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.

7. Passengers with an Entry Permission Approval obtained from https://myentry.myxpats.com.my/app/ must have: - a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 2 days before
departure; and - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or -
AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.

8. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test
taken at most 48 hours before departure.

9. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 7, 10 or 14 days at the first point of entry at their own expense. - This does not apply to: - passengers with
an approval letter for home quarantine applied at https://ecovid19.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa/index . They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
fully vaccinated and are subject to home isolation for 7 days, if not arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe - passengers
traveling to Langkawi (LGK) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before
arrival; or - AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival, if not arriving from Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe

11. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

12. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight and must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone.

13. The maximum transit time through Kuala Lumpur (KUL) changed from 48 hours to 24 hours.

14. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah and Sarawak. They must have
approval from the State Government; - passengers traveling under the Langkawi Travel Bubble.

15. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an "enterSarawak" form and an "eHealth Declaration Form" before departure at https://sarawakdisastermc.com/

Published on 14.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass; - passengers
with a diplomatic passport. They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers arriving
from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme; - passengers with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main . They must not have been in
Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - students with a written approval from immigration applied at
https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/ . They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - merchant
seamen with an official letter from the company certified by Malaysian immigration and joining the ship no later than 24 hours from arrival. They must not have been in Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble, if not
arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe; - passengers with an Entry Permission Approval obtained from
https://myentry.myxpats.com.my/app/

2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to transit. - This does not
apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass.

3. Passengers must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone and complete the health declaration at least one day before departure.

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving
from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble; - passengers with an Entry Permission Approval
obtained from https://myentry.myxpats.com.my/app/ ; - passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or
Zimbabwe.

5. Passengers arriving from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme must: - have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 2 days before departure; and - have a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna
(Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before arrival; and - have stayed in Singapore or Malaysia in the past 14 days; and - have a copy of
travel insurance policy with a minimum coverage of MYR 100,000. - The COVID-19 RT-PCR test does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years; - The COVID-19 vaccination certificate
does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

6. Passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble must have: - a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 2 days before departure; and - a travel
package from a travel agency licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC); and - insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses with minimum coverage of USD 80,000;
and - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or - AstraZeneca,
Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.

7. Passengers with an Entry Permission Approval obtained from https://myentry.myxpats.com.my/app/ must have: - a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 2 days before
departure; and - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or -
AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.

8. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test
taken at most 48 hours before departure.

9. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 7, 10 or 14 days at the first point of entry at their own expense. - This does not apply to: - passengers with
an approval letter for home quarantine applied at https://ecovid19.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa/index . They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
fully vaccinated and are subject to home isolation for 7 days, if not arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe - passengers
traveling to Langkawi (LGK) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before
arrival; or - AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival, if not arriving from Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe

11. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

12. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight and must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone.

13. The maximum transit time through Kuala Lumpur (KUL) changed from 48 hours to 24 hours.

14. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah and Sarawak. They must have
approval from the State Government; - passengers traveling under the Langkawi Travel Bubble.

15. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an "enterSarawak" form and an "eHealth Declaration Form" before departure at https://sarawakdisastermc.com/

Published on 10.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass; - passengers
with a diplomatic passport. They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers arriving
from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme; - passengers with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main . They must not have been in
Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - students with a written approval from immigration applied at
https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/ . They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - merchant
seamen with an official letter from the company certified by Malaysian immigration and joining the ship no later than 24 hours from arrival. They must not have been in Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble, if not
arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe; - passengers with an Entry Permission Approval obtained from
https://myentry.myxpats.com.my/app/

2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to transit. - This does not
apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass.

3. Passengers must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone and complete the health declaration at least one day before departure.

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving
from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble; - passengers with an Entry Permission Approval
obtained from https://myentry.myxpats.com.my/app/ ; - passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or
Zimbabwe.

5. Passengers arriving from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme must: - have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure; and - have a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Singapore; and - have stayed in Singapore or Malaysia in the past 14 days; and - have a copy of travel insurance policy with a minimum
coverage of MYR 100,000. - The COVID-19 RT-PCR test does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years; - The COVID-19 vaccination certificate does not apply to passengers younger
than 12 years.

6. Passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble must have: - a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure; and - a travel
package from a travel agency licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC); and - insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses with minimum coverage of USD 80,000;
and - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or - AstraZeneca,
Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.

7. Passengers with an Entry Permission Approval obtained from https://myentry.myxpats.com.my/app/ must have: - a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before
departure; and - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or -
AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.

8. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test
taken at most 48 hours before departure.

9. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 7, 10 or 14 days at the first point of entry at their own expense. - This does not apply to: - passengers with
an approval letter for home quarantine applied at https://ecovid19.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa/index . They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
fully vaccinated and are subject to home isolation for 7 days, if not arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe - passengers
traveling to Langkawi (LGK) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before
arrival; or - AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival, if not arriving from Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe

11. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

12. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight and must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone.

13. The maximum transit time through Kuala Lumpur (KUL) changed from 48 hours to 24 hours.

14. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah and Sarawak. They must have
approval from the State Government; - passengers traveling under the Langkawi Travel Bubble.

15. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an "enterSarawak" form and an "eHealth Declaration Form" before departure at https://sarawakdisastermc.com/

Published on 09.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass; - passengers
with a diplomatic passport. They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers arriving
from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme; - passengers with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main . They must not have been in
Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - students with a written approval from immigration applied at
https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/ . They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - merchant
seamen with an official letter from the company certified by Malaysian immigration and joining the ship no later than 24 hours from arrival. They must not have been in Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble, if not
arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to transit. - This does not
apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass.

3. Passengers must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone and complete the health declaration at least one day before departure.

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving
from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble; - passengers who in the past 14 days have been
in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

5. Passengers arriving from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme must: - have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure; and - have a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Singapore; and - have stayed in Singapore or Malaysia in the past 14 days; and - have a copy of travel insurance policy with a minimum
coverage of MYR 100,000. - The COVID-19 RT-PCR test does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years; - The COVID-19 vaccination certificate does not apply to passengers younger
than 12 years.

6. Passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble must have: - a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure; and - a travel
package from a travel agency licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC); and - insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses with minimum coverage of USD 80,000;
and - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or - AstraZeneca,
Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.

7. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test
taken at most 48 hours before departure.

8. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

9. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 7, 10 or 14 days at the first point of entry at their own expense. - This does not apply to: - passengers with an
approval letter for home quarantine applied at https://ecovid19.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa/index . They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
fully vaccinated and are subject to home isolation for 7 days, if not arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe - passengers
traveling to Langkawi (LGK) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before
arrival; or - AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival, if not arriving from Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe

10. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

11. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight and must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone.

12. The maximum transit time through Kuala Lumpur (KUL) changed from 48 hours to 24 hours.

13. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah and Sarawak. They must have
approval from the State Government; - passengers traveling under the Langkawi Travel Bubble.

14. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an "enterSarawak" form and an "eHealth Declaration Form" before departure at https://sarawakdisastermc.com/

Published on 07.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass; - passengers
with a diplomatic passport. They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers arriving
from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme; - passengers with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main . They must not have been in
Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - students with a written approval from immigration applied at
https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/ . They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - merchant
seamen with an official letter from the company certified by Malaysian immigration and joining the ship no later than 24 hours from arrival. They must not have been in Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble, if not
arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to transit. - This does not
apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass.

3. Passengers must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone and complete the health declaration at least one day before departure.

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to passengers arriving from
Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme.

5. Passengers arriving from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme must: - have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 2 days before departure; and - have a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Singapore; and - have stayed in Singapore or Malaysia in the past 14 days; and - have a copy of travel insurance policy with a minimum
coverage of MYR 100,000. - The COVID-19 RT-PCR test does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years; - The COVID-19 vaccination certificate does not apply to passengers younger
than 12 years.

6. Passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble must have: - a travel package from a travel agency licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture
Malaysia (MOTAC); and - insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses with minimum coverage of USD 80,000; and - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated
with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or - AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at
least 14 days before arrival.

7. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

8. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 7 or 10 days at the first point of entry at their own expense. - This does not apply to: - passengers with an
approval letter for home quarantine applied at https://ecovid19.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa/index . They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
fully vaccinated and are subject to home isolation for 7 days; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or - AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or
Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.

9. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

10. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight and must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone.

11. The maximum transit time through Kuala Lumpur (KUL) changed from 48 hours to 24 hours.

12. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah and Sarawak. They must have
approval from the State Government; - passengers traveling under the Langkawi Travel Bubble.

13. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an "enterSarawak" form and an "eHealth Declaration Form" before departure at https://sarawakdisastermc.com/

Published on 06.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass; - passengers
with a diplomatic passport. They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers arriving
from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme; - passengers with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main . They must not have been in
Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - students with a written approval from immigration applied at
https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/ . They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - merchant
seamen with an official letter from the company certified by Malaysian immigration and joining the ship no later than 24 hours from arrival. They must not have been in Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble, if not
arriving from Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong (SAR China), Ireland (Rep.),
Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Libya, Martinique, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, St. Kitts and
Nevis, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or USA (Only California).

2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to transit. - This does not
apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass.

3. Passengers must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone and complete the health declaration at least one day before departure.

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to passengers arriving from
Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme.

5. Passengers arriving from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme must: - have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 2 days before departure; and - have a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Singapore; and - have stayed in Singapore or Malaysia in the past 14 days; and - have a copy of travel insurance policy with a minimum
coverage of MYR 100,000. - The COVID-19 RT-PCR test does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years; - The COVID-19 vaccination certificate does not apply to passengers younger
than 12 years.

6. Passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) under the Langkawi Travel Bubble must have: - a travel package from a travel agency licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture
Malaysia (MOTAC); and - insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses with minimum coverage of USD 80,000; and - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated
with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or - AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at
least 14 days before arrival.

7. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

8. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 7 or 10 days at the first point of entry at their own expense. - This does not apply to: - passengers with an
approval letter for home quarantine applied at https://ecovid19.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa/index . They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
fully vaccinated and are subject to home isolation for 7 days; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or - AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or
Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.

9. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

10. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight and must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone.

11. The maximum transit time through Kuala Lumpur (KUL) changed from 48 hours to 24 hours.

12. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah and Sarawak. They must have
approval from the State Government; - passengers traveling under the Langkawi Travel Bubble.

13. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an "enterSarawak" form and an "eHealth Declaration Form" before departure at https://sarawakdisastermc.com/

Published on 01.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass; - passengers
with a diplomatic passport. They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - passengers arriving from
Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme; - passengers with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main . They must not have been in Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - students with a written approval from immigration applied at
https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/ . They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days; - merchant seamen
with an official letter from the company certified by Malaysian immigration and joining the ship no later than 24 hours from arrival. They must not have been in Botswana, Eswatini,
Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days.

2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to transit. - This does not apply to:
- nationals of Malaysia; - permanent residents of Malaysia; - passengers with a Long Term Visit Pass.

3. Passengers must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone and complete the health declaration at least one day before departure.

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to: - passengers traveling
to Langkawi (LGK); - passengers arriving from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme.

5. Passengers arriving from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme must: - have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 2 days before departure; and - have a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Singapore; and - have stayed in Singapore or Malaysia in the past 14 days; and - have a copy of travel insurance policy with a minimum
coverage of MYR 100,000.

6. Passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) must have: - a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; and - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that
they were fully vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or - AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm,
Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival; and - insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses. They must not be arriving from Belarus, Czechia, Georgia, Guyana, Libya,
Martinique, Poland, Romania, Russian Fed., Slovakia, St. Kitts and Nevis or Ukraine.

7. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

8. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 7 or 10 days at the first point of entry at their own expense. - This does not apply to: - passengers with an
approval letter for home quarantine applied at https://ecovid19.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa/index . They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
fully vaccinated and are subject to home isolation for 7 days; - passengers traveling to Langkawi (LGK) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
vaccinated with: - CanSinoBIO (Convidecia) or Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or - AstraZeneca, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or
Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.

9. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

10. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight and must install 'MySejahtera app' in their phone.

11. The maximum transit time through Kuala Lumpur (KUL) changed from 48 hours to 24 hours.

12. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed. - This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sabah and Sarawak. They must have
approval from the State Government.

13. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an "enterSarawak" form and an "eHealth Declaration Form" before departure at https://sarawakdisastermc.com/

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.
All fully vaccinated travellers can enter Malaysia without quarantining. From 1 May, a pre-departure test and a test on arrival are no longer required.
If you are an adult (18 years and above) and are not fully vaccinated or partially vaccinated ( according to Malaysia’s rules) you must comply with the following quarantine requirements: You must quarantine for 5 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app and complete the traveller’s card via the app.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

If you are an adult (18 years and above) and are not fully vaccinated or partially vaccinated ( according to Malaysia’s rules) you must comply with the following testing : You must provide a negative PCR test result taken 2 days before departure and take a PCR or supervised lateral flow/RTK antigen test within 24 hours of arrival.

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  • Malaysia Latest News: Authorities announce end to all COVID-19 testing and insurance requirements for fully vaccinated travelers from 1 May (Executive Traveller, 28.04.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *All travellers: All travellers must have COVID-19 travel insurance.
    Further information from the Malaysian authorities can be found here.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: All fully vaccinated travellers can enter Malaysia without quarantining. From 1 May, a pre-departure test and a test on arrival are no longer required.
    You must have received your final dose 14 days before travel to be considered fully vaccinated. In some cases, including if you are 60 years old or above, Malaysia requires a third booster dose to be considered fully vaccinated. Please see full details on these requirements on the MySafe Travel website .
    Proof of vaccination status: Before travelling to Malaysia you must verify your overseas vaccine certificate through the mysafetravel portal and download the MySejahtera app and complete the traveller’s card via the app.
    Malaysia will accept the vaccination record as acceptable proof of vaccination to complete this verification process. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Entry to East Malaysia if you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards to procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these states. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you are an adult (18 years and above) and are not fully vaccinated or partially vaccinated ( according to Malaysia’s rules) you must comply with the following testing and quarantine requirements:
    • You must provide a negative PCR test result taken 2 days before departure and take a PCR or supervised lateral flow/RTK antigen test within 24 hours of arrival.
    • You must quarantine for 5 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app and complete the traveller’s card via the app.
    If you are a child (17 years and below) and not fully vaccinated or partially vaccinated (according to Malaysia’s rules) you must comply with the following testing and quarantine requirements:
    • You must provide a negative PCR test result taken 2 days before departure and take a PCR or supervised lateral flow/RTK antigen test within 24 hours of arrival.
    • No quarantine is required on arrival.
    If you were hospitalised due to COVID-19 within 11-60 days before departure, you are also required to submit a fit to travel letter from the hospital.
    If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    If you are required to quarantine, the High Commission is unable to assist you with not having to do it, regardless of your circumstances.
    Entry to East Malaysia if you’re not fully vaccinated: If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards to quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these states. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place.
    *If you’re transiting through Malaysia: You can transit (up to 24 hours only) via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside.
    Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: Whilst restrictions are easing, the situation remains changeable and restrictions might be reimposed. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to/from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral, but infrequently.
    You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Public spaces and services: From the 1 May, wearing a face mask in outdoor public spaces is optional. You must still wear a face mask in indoor areas.
    You must carry your passport at all times. You are no longer required to submit your current passport to HMPO when making a renewal passport application. Your current passport can be submitted when you have received your new passport. You should follow local news for updates.
    If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. This has happened to foreign nationals.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    29.04.2022
  • Malaysia The Health Minister of Malaysia, Khairy Jamaluddin, has said that Malaysian citizens who have completed primary vaccination with Sinovac and who are not allowed to travel to several European can now receive a Pfizer additional dose.

    Speaking at a press conference, the Minister revealed that he is aware that citizens of Malaysia vaccinated with Sinovac face additional restrictions or are not permitted entry to some EU countries. For this reason, he has decided to offer Pfizer booster shots upon request.

    “In order to help those who are facing difficulties when entering EU countries, we will offer them Pfizer, as a booster shot upon request,” Jamaluddin said.

    Germany, Czechia, Lithuania, Iceland, and Malta are just some of the EU countries that do not recognise vaccination passes that indicate that the holder has completed the vaccination process with the Sinovac vaccine.

    Nonetheless, the Minister emphasised that France allows entry even to those who have been vaccinated with Sinovac, provided that they received a Pfizer booster shot.

    This means that as soon as the Malaysian citizens vaccinated with Sinovac receive a Pfizer booster shot offered by the authorities, they will be able to enter France without being subject to additional entry rules.

    The Minister noted that the country’s authorities did not expect their citizens to face travel restrictions when they decided to vaccinate them with Sinovac.

    All those who wish to receive the Pfizer booster shot and travel restriction-free to some European countries need to apply online. Further information regarding the matter is yet to be revealed.

    The European Union Member States generally accept only vaccination certificates that prove that the holder has been fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

    Thus, those who have been vaccinated with vaccines other than those approved by EMA are subject to testing and quarantine rules when reaching several EU countries as they are considered unvaccinated.

    Malaysians who meet the vaccination conditions can currently travel to the majority of EU countries. All they have to do is present their vaccination pass upon arrival.

    While some EU countries still keep in place their entry rules for travellers, several others have already abolished all of their entry rules.

    Citizens of Malaysia, as well as travellers from other countries, can travel restriction-free to Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, and Sweden. They do not need to hold a vaccination, recovery, or test certificate.

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    16.04.2022
  • Malaysia Latest News: Quarantine-free travel to resume for vaccinated visitors as borders reopen 1 April (Reuters, 08.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *All travellers: All travellers must have COVID-19 travel insurance. Further information from the Malaysian authorities can be found here.
    If you’re fully vaccinated: From 1 April 2022, all fully vaccinated travellers can enter Malaysia without quarantining. You must have received your final dose 14 days before travel to be considered fully vaccinated. In some cases, including if you are 60 years old or above, Malaysia requires a third booster dose to be considered fully vaccinated. Please see full details on these requirements on the MySafe Travel website.
    You must comply with testing requirements. You must provide a negative PCR test result taken within 2 days before departure and take a professional RTK antigen test (lateral flow test) within 24 hours of arrival.
    Proof of vaccination status: Before travelling to Malaysia you must verify your overseas vaccine certificate through the mysafetravel portal and download the MySejahtera application. Malaysia will accept the vaccination record as acceptable proof of vaccination to complete this verification process. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Entry to East Malaysia if you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards to procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these states. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place.
    If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you are not fully vaccinated or partially vaccinated (according to Malaysia’s rules) you must comply with the following testing and quarantine requirements. You must provide a negative PCR test result taken 2 days before departure and take a PCR or supervised lateral flow/RTK antigen test at the end of your quarantine period.
    You must quarantine for 5 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app.
    If you were hospitalised due to COVID-19 within 11-60 days before departure, you are also required to submit a fit to travel letter from the hospital.
    If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    Entry to East Malaysia if you’re not fully vaccinated: If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards to quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these states. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place.
    If you’ve recently recovered from COVID-19: You are still required to undertake all testing requirements.
    If you were hospitalised due to COVID-19 within 11-60 days before departure, you are also required to submit a fit to travel letter from the hospital.
    If you’re transiting through Malaysia: You can transit (up to 24 hours only) via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside.
    Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: Whilst restrictions are easing, the situation remains changeable and restrictions might be reimposed. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    For further clarification, you may
    refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to/from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral, but infrequently. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    Public spaces and services: You should observe social distancing (1 metre). You must wear a face mask in public spaces, including in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, authorities they will record your personal contact details, usually on the MySejahtera app.
    You must carry your passport at all times. You are no longer required to submit your current passport to HMPO when making a renewal passport application. Your current passport can be submitted when you have received your new passport.
    You should follow local news for updates.
    If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. This has happened to foreign nationals.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    31.03.2022
  • Malaysia The Prime Minister said visitors, as well as Malaysian returnees, who are fully vaccinated are not required to undergo quarantine upon arrival.

    They, however, must undergo a RT-PCR test two days before departure and a rapid test (RTK) upon arrival.

    As for travellers who have not been fully vaccinated, Ismail Sabri said the entry procedures will be explained by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on Wednesday (March 9).

    “Most importantly, Malaysia is now a destination that is open and can be visited by all,” said Ismail Sabri at a press conference in Parliament on Tuesday.

    For foreign travellers arriving into Malaysia, they are no longer required to apply through MyTravelPass.

    Ismail Sabri said they are only required to download the MySejahtera app and must complete a pre-departure form.

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    08.03.2022
  • Malaysia Malaysia will allow vaccinated arrivals from Cambodia and Thailand to skip quarantine from March 15. Several daily flights fly from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh, Bangkok and the island of Phuket.

    Malaysia has so far waived quarantine for arrivals from Singapore, while Indonesia has since October granted entry to visitors from specified countries to Bali and has progressively reduced quarantine time to three days.

    The moves follow neighbours the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand, which have waived quarantine in return for COVID testing before departure and upon arrival.

    Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the related ministries and agencies of the two countries would hold discussions to reopen the border soon via Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) and Thailand’s Test & Go scheme.

    “For a start, we can implement the Air VTL between Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok for travellers who are fully vaccinated. We will also consider adding other destinations in future,” the PM said. The VTL scheme will also extend to land borders via Bukit Kayu Hitam-Sadao and all international border checkpoints in the north of the peninsula and southern Thailand and the sea VTL between Langkawi and Satun.

    The PM, during a visit to Kuching, Sarawak, noted 5,686 foreign tourists had made use of the Langkawi International Travel Bubble (LITB) to travel to Malaysia since it was introduced last November.

    According to STAR online news, the PM said the bubble had generated over MYR28 million in revenue for the Langkawi economy.

    Vaccinated Travel Lanes are up and running, linking Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Brunei is in the pipeline, and discussions are on the way to establishing a Malaysia – Thailand VTL. The Brunei VTL will boost Sarawak tourism, especially to Miri, Limbang and Lawas all close to Brunei.

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    07.03.2022
  • Malaysia The government has communicated that they indeed won’t reopen on March 1st and need further studies. Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri (picture) said thorough study and preparations, including discussions with the tourism ministries in other countries, were among her ministry’s ongoing efforts.

    “However, the matter needs to be further studied as some countries have yet to allow their people to travel and this must be taken into consideration for the tourism sector to fully reopen,” she told reporters after opening the ‘Statesman’s Talk: Thoughts and Leadership of Tun Hussein Onn’ programme at Tun Hussein Onn Memorial here today.

    Malaymail writes:
    She said even though the government would not reopen the borders on March 1 as recommended by the National Recovery Council (NRC), the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) is optimistic that the success of the Langkawi Domestic Travel Bubble pilot project could be set as the benchmark for the sector.

    For the Langkawi International Travel Bubble project, the number of foreign tourist arrivals recorded as of February 9 was 4,274 without any case of Covid-19 transmission.

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    16.02.2022
  • Malaysia Latest News: Malaysia, Singapore: Update: Air and land ticket sales for quarantine-free travel between countries resume; ticket quota halved to curtail spread of COVID-19 (21.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia is prohibited for most British nationals, regardless of vaccination status.
    Some exemptions apply, including for: permanent residents, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform
    and show your approval letter / MYTravelPass approval when entering Malaysia. Contact the local Malaysian High Commission or Embassy for more information.
    You are not permitted to enter Malaysia as a tourist, except for travel to Langkawi Island under the international tourism bubble, if you are fully vaccinated. See more information below.
    If you are permitted to travel to Malaysia, you must follow the testing and quarantine requirements outlined below.
    If you’re fully vaccinated: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited for most British nationals, regardless of vaccination status.
    If you are permitted to enter Malaysia see further information above and are fully vaccinated you must comply with the following testing and quarantine requirements.
    You must provide a negative PCR test result taken 2 days before departure, take a PCR test and undergo additional medical screening on arrival, and take a PCR or supervised lateral flow/RTK antigen test at the end of your quarantine period.
    You must quarantine for 7 days on arrival in Malaysia, reduced to 5 days if you have received a vaccine booster.
    You are required to complete this quarantine in a designated quarantine centre, or, if you have a residence in Malaysia, you may be allowed to quarantine at home under a digital home surveillance order, rather than in a quarantine centre. Follow the instructions in any forms required to return to Malaysia to ascertain if you meet the requirements to do home quarantine. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app.
    If you have recently been infected with COVID-19 (11-60 days before departure) you may be exempted from mandatory quarantine. A printed or digital copy of the laboratory test results will be required as evidence of infection. If you were hospitalised due to COVID-19 within 11-60 days before departure, you are also required to submit a fit to travel letter from the hospital.
    At least 14 days must have passed since your second dose of a WHO approved vaccine.
    If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Proof of vaccination status: Although we understand that the proof of COVID-19 vaccination status is being accepted in practice, Malaysia has not yet officially confirmed this. We therefore recommend that you contact your nearest Malaysia embassy for advice. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Travellers from ‘high-risk countries’: If you are arriving from a ‘high-risk country’ with high COVID-19 Omicron variant cases reported, you will be required to wear a digital tracker throughout your quarantine.
    *Entry to Langkawi Island if you’re fully vaccinated: You are permitted to enter Langkawi Island as a tourist under the international tourism bubble. Strict requirements are in place to travel to Langkawi. Further information is available from the Ministry of Tourism (MOTAC).
    *Entry to East Malaysia if you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these states. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited for most British nationals, regardless of vaccination status. If you are permitted to enter Malaysia and are not fully vaccinated you must comply with the following testing and quarantine requirements.
    You must provide a negative PCR test result taken 2 days before departure, take a PCR test and undergo additional medical screening on arrival, and take a PCR or supervised lateral flow/RTK antigen test at the end of your quarantine period.
    You must quarantine in a designated quarantine centre for 10 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app.
    If you were hospitalised due to COVID-19 within 11-60 days before departure, you are also required to submit a fit to travel letter from the hospital.
    If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Travellers from ‘high-risk countries’ (including the UK): If you are arriving from a ‘high-risk country’ with high COVID-19 Omicron variant cases reported, currently including the UK, you will be required to wear a digital tracker throughout your quarantine.
    *Entry to Langkawi Island if you’re not fully vaccinated: You are not permitted to enter Langkawi Island as a tourist under the international tourism bubble, which is only available to fully vaccinated travellers.
    *Entry to East Malaysia if you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these states. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past 11 to 60 days: You are still required to undertake all testing requirements.
    If you are fully vaccinated you may be exempted from mandatory quarantine. A printed or digital copy of the laboratory test results will be required as evidence of infection.
    If you were hospitalised due to COVID-19 within 11-60 days before departure, you are also required to submit a fit to travel letter from the hospital.
    *If you’re transiting through Malaysia: You can transit (up to 24 hours only) via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside.
    Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Exemptions: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited for most British nationals, regardless of vaccination status.
    Some exemptions apply, including for: permanent residents, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform and show your approval letter / MYTravelPass approval when entering Malaysia. Please contact the local Malaysian High Commission or Embassy for more information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: A Movement Control Order, imposing restrictions on movement, is in place across Malaysia. Enhanced Movement Control Orders may be put in place in certain areas in response to localised outbreaks, which impose even stricter controls, including roadblocks.
    Under Malaysia’s National Covid Recovery Plan, some states have reduced restrictions as they move into new phases of the Plan. However, the situation remains changeable and restrictions might be reimposed. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice. You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to/from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral, but infrequently. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Public spaces and services: A Movement Control Order is in place across Malaysia. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysian Police directory and contact the police department near you. You should observe social distancing (1 metre). You must wear a face mask in public spaces, including in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details, usually on the MySejahtera app. You must carry your passport at all times. You are no longer required to submit your current passport to HMPO when making a renewal passport application. Your current passport can be submitted when you have received your new passport. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. This has happened to foreign nationals.

    Read more
    25.01.2022
  • Malaysia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for most British nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: British nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes.
    You are not permitted to enter Malaysia as a tourist, except for travel to Langkawi Island under the international tourism bubble. Strict requirements are in place to travel to Langkawi. Further information is available from the Ministry of Tourism (MOTAC).
    The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy/High Commission or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian High Commission or Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    If you are permitted to travel to Malaysia, you must follow the testing and quarantine requirements outlined below.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit (up to 24 hours only) via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: When arriving in Malaysia you must provide a negative lateral flow/RTK antigen test result up to 48 hours before departure.
    All arrivals are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and undergo additional medical screening on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin). All arrivals must also take a PCR test at the end of the quarantine period. Arrivals from the UK must also undertake a daily lateral flow/RTK-Ag self-test during quarantining.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most arrivals into Malaysia are required to undertake a period of quarantine at designated quarantine centres, or at home in some circumstances, subject to approval. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app.
    From 13 January 2022, if you are fully vaccinated and have recently been infected with COVID-19 (11-60 days before departure), you may be exempted from mandatory quarantine. A printed or digital copy of the laboratory test results will be required as evidence of infection. A COVID-19 test 2 days before departure is still required.
    If you are arriving from a high-risk country with high COVID-19 Omicron variant cases reported, you will be required to wear a digital tracker throughout your quarantine. In addition, if you are arriving from the UK you must undertake a daily lateral flow/RTK-Ag self-test during quarantine. If you are unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated you must observe a 10 day quarantine upon entry to Malaysia.
    If you are fully vaccinated with a WHO approved vaccine, but have not recently been infected with COVID-19, you must observe a 7 day quarantine upon entry to Malaysia.
    If you were hospitalised due to COVID-19 within 11-60 days before departure, you are also required to submit a fit to travel letter from the hospital.
    If you are fully vaccinated and have a residence in Malaysia you may be allowed to quarantine at home under a digital home surveillance order, rather than in a quarantine centre. Follow the instructions in any forms required to return to Malaysia to ascertain if you meet the requirements to do home quarantine.
    If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these states. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state. If you are required to quarantine.

    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Although we understand that the proof of COVID-19 vaccination status is being accepted in practice, Malaysia has not yet officially confirmed this. We therefore recommend that you contact your nearest Malaysia embassy for advice on entry requirements. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: A Movement Control Order, imposing restrictions on movement, is in place across Malaysia. Enhanced Movement Control Orders may be put in place in certain areas in response to localised outbreaks, which impose even stricter controls, including roadblocks.
    Under Malaysia’s National Covid Recovery Plan, some states have reduced restrictions as they move into new phases of the Plan. However, the situation remains changeable and restrictions might be reimposed. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice. You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to/from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral, but infrequently. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Public spaces and services: A Movement Control Order is in place across Malaysia. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysian Police directory and contact the police department near you. You should observe social distancing (1 metre). You must wear a face mask in public spaces, including in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details, usually on the MySejahtera app. You must carry your passport at all times. You are no longer required to submit your current passport to HMPO when making a renewal passport application. Your current passport can be submitted when you have received your new passport. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. This has happened to foreign nationals.

    Read more
    19.01.2022
  • Malaysia Latest News: Malaysian authorities freeze all new air and land ticket sales for quarantine-free travel until 20 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 22.22.2021). Malaysian government bans entry of travelers from southern African countries; reimposes quarantine requirements (Reuters, 01.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for British nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes.
    You are not permitted to enter Malaysia as a tourist, except for travel to Langkawi Island under the international tourism bubble. Strict requirements are in place to travel to Langkawi. Further information is available from the Ministry of Tourism (MOTAC).
    The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy/High Commission or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian High Commission or Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Additional measures in response to the Omicron variant: Malaysia has introduced additional travel restrictions and requirements from some countries with COVID-19 Omicron variant spread.
    From 8 December, in addition to the quarantine and testing requirements outlined below, if you are travelling to Malaysia from the UK you will be required to wear a digital tracker during your quarantine. You should check with the local Malaysian Embassy or High Commission before travelling.
    Foreign nationals including international students and foreign workers from or with a travel history within 14 days to certain high-risk countries are not allowed to enter Malaysia nor travel under the Langkawi International Travel Bubble. See the list of countries affected, which may be subject to change.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit (up to 24 hours only) via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside.
    Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You have to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. From 17 December arrivals from the UK must undertake a daily lateral flow/RTK-Ag self-test during quarantining. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Travellers arriving in Malaysia must provide a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure. There will be a Covid screening test on arrival. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers must observe a 10-day quarantine upon entry to Malaysia. Fully vaccinated travellers must observe a 7-day quarantine. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. Quarantine is mandatory and the British High Commission is unable to assist you with not having to do it, regardless of your circumstances.
    If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these states. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    The Prime Minister announced on August 8 that fully vaccinated foreigners with a residence in Malaysia who arrive or return from abroad may be allowed to quarantine at home under a digital home surveillance order, as opposed to in a hotel. Please follow the instructions in any forms required to return to Malaysia to ascertain if you meet the requirements to do home quarantine.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Although we understand that the proof of COVID-19 vaccination status is being accepted in practice, Malaysia has not yet officially confirmed this. We therefore recommend that you contact your nearest Malaysia embassy for advice on entry requirements. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: A Movement Control Order, imposing restrictions on movement, is in place across Malaysia. Enhanced Movement Control Orders may be put in place in certain areas in response to localised outbreaks, which impose even stricter controls, including roadblocks.
    Under Malaysia’s National Covid Recovery Plan, some states have reduced restrictions as they move into new phases of the Plan. However, the situation remains changeable and restrictions might be reimposed. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice. You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to/from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral, but infrequently. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Public spaces and services: A Movement Control Order is in place across Malaysia. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysian Police directory and contact the police department near you. You should observe social distancing (1 metre). You must wear a face mask in public spaces, including in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details, usually on the MySejahtera app. You must carry your passport at all times. You are no longer required to submit your current passport to HMPO when making a renewal passport application. Your current passport can be submitted when you have received your new passport. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. This has happened to foreign nationals.

    Read more
    23.12.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Malaysian government bans entry of travelers from southern African countries; reimposes quarantine requirements (Reuters, 01.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for British nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes.
    You are not permitted to enter Malaysia as a tourist, except for travel to Langkawi Island under the international tourism bubble. Strict requirements are in place to travel to Langkawi. Further information is available from the Ministry of Tourism (MOTAC).
    The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy/High Commission or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian High Commission or Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Additional measures in response to the Omicron variant: Malaysia has introduced additional travel restrictions and requirements from some countries with COVID-19 Omicron variant spread.
    From 8 December, in addition to the quarantine and testing requirements outlined below, if you are travelling to Malaysia from the UK you will be required to wear a digital tracker during your quarantine. You should check with the local Malaysian Embassy or High Commission before travelling.
    Foreign nationals including international students and foreign workers from or with a travel history within 14 days to certain high-risk countries are not allowed to enter Malaysia nor travel under the Langkawi International Travel Bubble. See the list of countries affected, which may be subject to change.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit (up to 24 hours only) via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside.
    Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You have to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. From 17 December arrivals from the UK must undertake a daily lateral flow/RTK-Ag self-test during quarantining. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Travellers arriving in Malaysia must provide a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure. There will be a Covid screening test on arrival. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers must observe a 10-day quarantine upon entry to Malaysia. Fully vaccinated travellers must observe a 7-day quarantine. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. Quarantine is mandatory and the British High Commission is unable to assist you with not having to do it, regardless of your circumstances.
    If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these states. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    The Prime Minister announced on August 8 that fully vaccinated foreigners with a residence in Malaysia who arrive or return from abroad may be allowed to quarantine at home under a digital home surveillance order, as opposed to in a hotel. Please follow the instructions in any forms required to return to Malaysia to ascertain if you meet the requirements to do home quarantine.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Although we understand that the proof of COVID-19 vaccination status is being accepted in practice, Malaysia has not yet officially confirmed this. We therefore recommend that you contact your nearest Malaysia embassy for advice on entry requirements. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: A Movement Control Order, imposing restrictions on movement, is in place across Malaysia. Enhanced Movement Control Orders may be put in place in certain areas in response to localised outbreaks, which impose even stricter controls, including roadblocks.
    Under Malaysia’s National Covid Recovery Plan, some states have reduced restrictions as they move into new phases of the Plan. However, the situation remains changeable and restrictions might be reimposed. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to/from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral, but infrequently. You will need police permission to travel to the airport.
    You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Public spaces and services: A Movement Control Order is in place across Malaysia. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysian Police directory and contact the police department near you. You should observe social distancing (1 metre).
    You must wear a face mask in public spaces, including in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details, usually on the MySejahtera app.
    You must carry your passport at all times. You are no longer required to submit your current passport to HMPO when making a renewal passport application. Your current passport can be submitted when you have received your new passport.
    You should follow local news for updates.
    If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. This has happened to foreign nationals.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    17.12.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Malaysian government bans entry of travelers from southern African countries; reimposes quarantine requirements (Reuters, 01.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for foreign nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: British nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes.
    You are not permitted to enter Malaysia as a tourist, except for travel to Langkawi Island under the international tourism bubble. Strict requirements are in place to travel to Langkawi. Further information is available from the Ministry of Tourism (MOTAC).
    The situation is changing regularly, and any British national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy/High Commission or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian High Commission or Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform . You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Additional measures in response to the Omicron variant: Malaysia has introduced additional travel restrictions and requirements from some countries with COVID-19 Omicron variant spread.
    From 8 December, in addition to the quarantine and testing requirements outlined below, if you are travelling to Malaysia from the UK you will be required to wear a digital tracker during your quarantine. You should check with the local Malaysian Embassy or High Commission before travelling.
    Foreign nationals including international students and foreign workers from or with a travel history within 14 days to certain high-risk countries are not allowed to enter Malaysia nor travel under the Langkawi International Travel Bubble. See the list of countries affected, which may be subject to change.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit (up to 24 hours only) via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival You have to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Travellers arriving in Malaysia must provide a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure. There will be a Covid screening test on arrival. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers must observe a 10-day quarantine upon entry to Malaysia. Fully vaccinated travellers must observe a 7-day quarantine. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. Quarantine is mandatory and the British High Commission is unable to assist you with not having to do it, regardless of your circumstances.
    If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these states. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    The Prime Minister announced on August 8 that fully vaccinated foreigners with a residence in Malaysia who arrive or return from abroad may be allowed to quarantine at home under a digital home surveillance order, as opposed to in a hotel. Please follow the instructions in any forms required to return to Malaysia to ascertain if you meet the requirements to do home quarantine.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Although we understand that the proof of COVID-19 vaccination status is being accepted in practice, Malaysia has not yet officially confirmed this. We therefore recommend that you contact your nearest Malaysia embassy for advice on entry requirements. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: A Movement Control Order, imposing restrictions on movement, is in place across Malaysia. Enhanced Movement Control Orders may be put in place in certain areas in response to localised outbreaks, which impose even stricter controls, including roadblocks.
    Under Malaysia’s National Covid Recovery Plan, some states have reduced restrictions as they move into new phases of the Plan. However, the situation remains changeable and restrictions might be reimposed. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to/from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral, but infrequently. You will need police permission to travel to the airport.
    You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Public spaces and services: A Movement Control Order is in place across Malaysia. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysian Police directory and contact the police department near you. You should observe social distancing (1 metre).
    You must wear a face mask in public spaces, including in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details, usually on the MySejahtera app.
    You must carry your passport at all times. You are no longer required to submit your current passport to HMPO when making a renewal passport application. Your current passport can be submitted when you have received your new passport.
    You should follow local news for updates.
    If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. This has happened to foreign nationals.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    07.12.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Malaysian government bans entry of travelers from southern African countries; reimposes quarantine requirements (Reuters, 01.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for foreign nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes.
    The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    Malaysia has introduced increased travel restrictions from some countries with COVID-19 Omicron variant spread. If you are planning to travel to Malaysia check with your local Malaysian Embassy or High Commission before travelling.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit (up to 24 hours only) via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside.
    Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You have to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Travellers arriving in Malaysia must provide a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure. There will be a Covid screening test on arrival. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers must observe a 10-day quarantine upon entry to Malaysia. Fully vaccinated travellers must observe a 7-day quarantine. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. Quarantine is mandatory and the British High Commission is unable to assist you with not having to do it, regardless of your circumstances.
    If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these states. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    The Prime Minister announced on August 8 that fully vaccinated foreigners with a residence in Malaysia who arrive or return from abroad may be allowed to quarantine at home under a digital home surveillance order, as opposed to in a hotel. Please follow the instructions in any forms required to return to Malaysia to ascertain if you meet the requirements to do home quarantine.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: You should follow the entry rules for unvaccinated people.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

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    01.12.2021
  • Malaysia Singapore and Malaysia reopened one of the world’s busiest land borders on Monday, allowing vaccinated travellers to cross after nearly two years of being shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Although travellers welcomed the chance to reunite with family and friends, there were concerns the border might be closed again due to the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

    As many as 300,000 Malaysians commuted daily to Singapore before the pandemic. The sudden closing of the border in March 2020 left tens of thousands stranded on both sides, separated from families and fearing for their jobs.

    At the Queen Street bus terminal in Singapore, a few dozen people waiting to board the first buses to Malaysia expressed caution.

    “The borders may close soon because of the new variant,” said Eugene Ho, a 31-year-old banker leaving Singapore for the first time in nearly two years. “I am actually very worried about getting stuck.”

    Travellers must test negative for COVID-19 before departure, and also take an on-arrival test.

    Malaysia’s health minister Khairy Jamaluddin said on Monday one traveller had tested positive to a rapid antigen test, noting some COVID-19 cases were inevitable.

    “What’s important is our diagnostic capabilities and requirements, and the risk assessment steps to be taken when something like this happens,” he said.

    Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob was welcomed by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at one of the land border crossings on Monday, his first official visit as premier to Singapore.

    Both countries were aiming to include general travellers in this reopening plan from mid-December onwards, Lee said during a joint news conference.

    Under the latest arrangement, up to 1,440 travellers from either side can cross the land border per day without quarantine, if they hold citizenship, permanent residency or long-term visas in the destination country.

    Siva Kumar, a 41-year-old engineer in the semiconductor industry based in Singapore, said he had been inundated with calls from his two teenage sons waiting eagerly for his return to Malaysia.

    “All morning they keep calling, ‘Where are you now? Have you taken the bus yet?’,” Kumar said. “(I want to) hug them, kiss them. I’ve really missed them.”

    The first flights operating under an air travel lane for vaccinated passengers between the two countries also arrived in both countries on Monday.

    Singapore has vaccinated 85% of its entire population, while about 80% of Malaysia’s population has been inoculated.

    With an aging population of 5.5 million, Singapore relies heavily on Malaysians living in the southern state of Johor to staff businesses ranging from restaurants to semiconductor manufacturing.

    Singapore reported 747 locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Sunday, its lowest tally since mid-September. Malaysia reported 4,239 cases on Sunday, the smallest number since early November.

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    29.11.2021
  • Malaysia Malaysia will reopen its borders to international visitors by Jan. 1 at the latest, a government advisory council said on Thursday, as the country seeks to revive its ailing tourism sector.

    The Southeast Asian country has gradually reopened its economy in recent weeks as coronavirus infection rates have slowed amid a ramped-up vaccination programme.

    Former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who chairs a council tasked with spearheading Malaysia’s economic recovery programme, told reporters the tourism industry was recovering too slowly without foreigners and noted that operators needed time to resume businesses.

    He did not state when a firm date for reopening will be announced, but said the decision was still being detailed by health and security agencies.

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    12.11.2021
  • Malaysia Leaving from and returning to Malaysia has previously been subject to prior government approval which was highly restricted but this has ended today and the limitations were lifted, allowing for regular travel again.

    As a condition, travellers must be fully vaccinated and also do a swab test three days before returning to Malaysia plus another swab test upon arriving Malaysia.

    Restrictions have been very tough and Malaysia is one of the few countries that sealed the border both externally and internally, preventing citizens from leaving without prior clearance.

    The MyTravelPass application which was used by the Malaysia immigration department will no longer be required for purposes of travel for Malaysian citizens, however foreigners are still subject to strict entry regulations and there is no option to enter Malaysia as a tourist for the time being.

    This was reported by The Star this morning as new regulations came into effect.

    Malaysians will be allowed to travel overseas without going through the Immigration Department’s MyTravelPass beginning today, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

    “The decision to allow Malaysians to travel overseas is to connect separated family members and couples.

    “It is also for Malaysians travelling overseas for the purposes of work and business. However, overseas travel will only be allowed for those who are fully inoculated,” he said during his special address yesterday afternoon.

    Ismail Sabri said fully-vaccinated Malaysians who were returning to the country must be tested for Covid-19 three days before their departure, and again upon arriving in the country.

    “For Malaysians, self-quarantine at home is allowed.”

    “If there are cases, the Health Ministry will then place them at quarantine centres.”

    However, Ismail Sabri said this does not mean that Malaysian borders have been reopened for international tourists.

    Ismail Sabri said a decision has yet to be made on the reopening of international tourism in Malaysia; the announcement would be made after more studies were conducted by the Health Ministry.

    “Studies are still ongoing and, God willing, we will make an announcement soon.” …

    Previously, travellers who were allowed entry into Malaysia were citizens, foreigners with permanent resident status, diplomats and dependants of a foreign mission in Malaysia, and those who are Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Pass Holders, student pass holders, oil and gas workers, seafarers as well as those on medical tourism. …

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    11.10.2021
  • Malaysia Air Asia

    30.08.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Tighter restrictions on movement, businesses will be imposed in Kuala Lumpur and districts in Selangor because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 01.07.2021). Government to extend national COVID-19 lockdown beyond 28 June (Reuters, 27.06.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown until 28 June (CNA, 11.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for some Foreign nationals including British is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes.
    The situation is changing regularly, and any British national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy/High Commission or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian High Commission or Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit (up to 24 hours only) via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside.
    Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You have to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: From 29 April, anyone (Foreign nationals) who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above, from a list of countries including the UK, will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated government facility. The list of countries may be found on the Ministry of Health website. Travellers from countries not on the list will have to quarantine for 10 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. Quarantine is mandatory.
    If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    The Prime Minister announced on August 8 that fully vaccinated foreigners with a residence in Malaysia who arrive or return from abroad may be allowed to quarantine at home under a digital home surveillance order, as opposed to in a hotel. Please follow the instructions in any forms required to return to Malaysia to ascertain if you meet the requirements to do home quarantine.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: You should follow the entry rules for unvaccinated people. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: A Movement Control Order, imposing restrictions on movement, is in place across Malaysia. Enhanced Movement Control Orders may be put in place in certain areas in response to localised outbreaks, which impose even stricter controls, including roadblocks.
    Under Malaysia’s National Covid Recovery Plan, some states have reduced restrictions as they move into new phases of the Plan. However, the situation remains changeable and restrictions might be reimposed. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Inter-state and inter-district travel is not permitted, and you should not travel more than 10km from your place of residence, with the exceptions of emergencies, work in specific industries, and vaccination appointments. All social gatherings, sports, and recreational activities are prohibited, except individual activities such as jogging and cycling. Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries, and may be put in place in other locations. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi (only one passenger allowed per taxi), or using the KLIA express train to/from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral, but infrequently. You will need police permission to travel to the airport.
    You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open in Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Movement Control Order is in place across Malaysia, with strict controls on inter-state and inter-district movement. You should not travel more than 10km from your place of residence. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysian Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    You should observe social distancing (1 metre).
    You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details, usually on the MySejahtera app.
    The vast majority of businesses are closed with exceptions for essential goods and services including groceries; restaurants/food outlets are delivery only, with reduced operating hours.
    You must carry your passport at all times. You are no longer required to submit your current passport to HMPO when making a renewal passport application. Your current passport can be submitted when you have received your new passport.
    You should follow local news for updates.
    If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.
    *Visa overstays: On 12 April, the Malaysian Immigration Department announced that those who have overstayed on a social visit pass that has expired since 1 January 2020 must leave the country by 21 April 2021. To date we have not received any official notification of this policy, or that this deadline has been extended.
    If you have not been able to leave the country and have overstayed your social visit pass, the Immigration Department recommends informing the enforcement division at the local immigration office urgently. You will have to provide a flight ticket dated within 30 days of doing so, and pay a fine based on the number of days from 22 April to your departure date. The Immigration Department will then issue the special pass and a ‘Check Out Memo’ (COM). Please note check before if your Embassy can give you any assistance for you to remain in Malaysia on a social visit pass/expired social visit pass, including issuing any document to support your overstay.
    The Immigration Department has noted that foreign nationals who do not obtain the special pass and COM can leave via exit points after 21 April, but they will be blacklisted. If you have overstayed, you can go direct to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and present yourself to the Return Recalibration Programme desk (at Level 3 next to the Domestic Arrivals area), and pay a fine of RM500 on your departure. You will not have to visit a local immigration office in addition to this.
    You can contact the Immigration Department on +603 8000 8000, by WhatsApp on +601162511223, use the Online Inquiry System, or email pls_g@imi.gov.my if you have any questions relating to your expired visa/pass.
    See our section on financial assistance if you require assistance with funding your flight. When you return to your country.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    16.08.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Tighter restrictions on movement, businesses will be imposed in Kuala Lumpur and districts in Selangor because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 01.07.2021). Government to extend national COVID-19 lockdown beyond 28 June (Reuters, 27.06.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown until 28 June (CNA, 11.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for foreign nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, the situation is changing regularly, and any foreign national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: From 29 April, anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above, from a list of countries will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated government facility. The list of countries may be found on theMinistry of Health website. Travellers from countries not on the list will have to quarantine for 10 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    As of August 10, Malaysia relaxed some COVID-19 restrictions under the National Recovery Plan for individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Malaysia’s National Security Council will publish Standard Operating Procedures here.
    The Malaysian authorities consider an individual “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19:
    • 14 days after the second dose of Pfizer, Astrazeneca, or Sinovac
    • 28 days after one dose of Johnson & Johnson or Cansino
    (Update) Home Quarantine for Vaccinated Travelers
    Per the Malaysian Prime Minister’s August 8 speech, fully vaccinated Malaysians and foreigners who have a residence in Malaysia, including permanent residents, and MM2H visa holders returning from overseas may serve their quarantine at home, subject to strict requirements including mandatory electronic monitoring. The Malaysian government has not yet shared a formal written SOP specifying whether long term pass holders other than MM2H pass holders are eligible for home quarantine or clarifying the process for requesting home quarantine.

    *Travel in Malaysia: A Movement Control Order, imposing restrictions on movement, is in place across Malaysia. An Enhanced Movement Control Order has been put in place in certain areas of Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding state, Selangor, which imposes even stricter controls, including roadblocks. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Inter-state and inter-district travel is not permitted, and you should not travel more than 10km from your place of residence, with the exceptions of emergencies, work in specific industries, and vaccination appointments. All social gatherings, sports, and recreational activities are prohibited, except individual activities such as jogging and cycling. Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries, and may be put in place in other locations. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi (only one passenger allowed per taxi), or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You will need police permission to travel to the airport.
    You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Movement Control Order is in place across Malaysia, with strict controls on inter-state and inter-district movement. An Enhanced Movement Control Order is in place in certain areas of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. You should not travel more than 10km from your place of residence. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysian Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    You should observe social distancing (1 metre).
    You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.
    The vast majority of businesses are closed with exceptions for essential goods and services including groceries; restaurants/food outlets are delivery only, with reduced operating hours.
    You must carry your passport at all times.
    You should follow local news for updates.
    If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.
    On 12 January, HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong announced a State of Emergency in Malaysia in response to the COVID situation and temporary flooding. This is not expected to have any additional impact on British nationals in Malaysia, but the position might change at short notice.
    *Visa overstays: On 12 April, the Malaysian Immigration Department announced that those who have overstayed on a social visit pass that has expired since 1 January 2020 must leave the country by 21 April 2021. To date we have not received any notification that this deadline has been extended.
    If you have not been able to leave the country and have overstayed your social visit pass, the Immigration Department recommends informing the enforcement division at the local immigration office urgently. You will have to provide a flight ticket dated within 30 days of doing so, and pay a fine based on the number of days from 22 April to your departure date. The Immigration Department will then issue the special pass and a ‘Check Out Memo’ (COM).
    The Immigration Department has noted that foreign nationals who do not obtain the special pass and COM can attempt to leave via exit points after 21 April, but they will be blacklisted. You can contact the Immigration Department on +603 8000 8000, by WhatsApp on +601162511223, use the Online Inquiry System, or email pls_g@imi.gov.my.

    Read more
    11.08.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Tighter restrictions on movement, businesses will be imposed in Kuala Lumpur and districts in Selangor because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 01.07.2021). Government to extend national COVID-19 lockdown beyond 28 June (Reuters, 27.06.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown until 28 June (CNA, 11.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for foreign nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, the situation is changing regularly, and any foreign national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: From 29 April, anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above, from a list of countries will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated government facility. The list of countries may be found on theMinistry of Health website. Travellers from countries not on the list will have to quarantine for 10 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Malaysia: A Movement Control Order, imposing restrictions on movement, is in place across Malaysia. An Enhanced Movement Control Order has been put in place in certain areas of Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding state, Selangor, which imposes even stricter controls, including roadblocks. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Inter-state and inter-district travel is not permitted, and you should not travel more than 10km from your place of residence, with the exceptions of emergencies, work in specific industries, and vaccination appointments. All social gatherings, sports, and recreational activities are prohibited, except individual activities such as jogging and cycling. Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries, and may be put in place in other locations. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi (only one passenger allowed per taxi), or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You will need police permission to travel to the airport.
    You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Movement Control Order is in place across Malaysia, with strict controls on inter-state and inter-district movement. An Enhanced Movement Control Order is in place in certain areas of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. You should not travel more than 10km from your place of residence. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysian Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    You should observe social distancing (1 metre).
    You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.
    The vast majority of businesses are closed with exceptions for essential goods and services including groceries; restaurants/food outlets are delivery only, with reduced operating hours.
    You must carry your passport at all times.
    You should follow local news for updates.
    If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.
    On 12 January, HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong announced a State of Emergency in Malaysia in response to the COVID situation and temporary flooding. This is not expected to have any additional impact on British nationals in Malaysia, but the position might change at short notice.
    *Visa overstays: On 12 April, the Malaysian Immigration Department announced that those who have overstayed on a social visit pass that has expired since 1 January 2020 must leave the country by 21 April 2021. To date we have not received any notification that this deadline has been extended.
    If you have not been able to leave the country and have overstayed your social visit pass, the Immigration Department recommends informing the enforcement division at the local immigration office urgently. You will have to provide a flight ticket dated within 30 days of doing so, and pay a fine based on the number of days from 22 April to your departure date. The Immigration Department will then issue the special pass and a ‘Check Out Memo’ (COM).
    The Immigration Department has noted that foreign nationals who do not obtain the special pass and COM can attempt to leave via exit points after 21 April, but they will be blacklisted. You can contact the Immigration Department on +603 8000 8000, by WhatsApp on +601162511223, use the Online Inquiry System, or email pls_g@imi.gov.my.

    Read more
    02.07.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Government to extend national COVID-19 lockdown beyond 28 June (Reuters, 27.06.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown until 28 June (CNA, 11.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for foreign nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, the situation is changing regularly, and any foreign national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: From 29 April, anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above, from a list of countries will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated government facility. The list of countries may be found on theMinistry of Health website. Travellers from countries not on the list will have to quarantine for 10 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Malaysia: A Movement Control Order, imposing restrictions on movement, is in place across Malaysia. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Inter-state and inter-district travel is not permitted, and you should not travel more than 10km from your place of residence, with the exceptions of emergencies, work in specific industries, and vaccination appointments. All social gatherings, sports, and recreational activities are prohibited, except individual activities such as jogging and cycling. Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries, and may be put in place in other locations. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory
    and contact the police department near you.
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi (only one passenger allowed per taxi), or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You will need police permission to travel to the airport. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Movement Control Order is in place across Malaysia, with strict controls on inter-state and inter-district movement. You should not travel more than 10km from your place of residence. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysian Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    You should observe social distancing (1 metre). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. The vast majority of businesses are closed with exceptions for essential goods and services including groceries; restaurants/food outlets are delivery only, with reduced operating hours.
    You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.
    On 12 January, HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong announced a State of Emergency in Malaysia in response to the COVID situation and temporary flooding. This is not expected to have any additional impact on British nationals in Malaysia, but the position might change at short notice.

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    01.06.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Nationwide movement control order will continue through 7 June (OSAC, 11.05.2021). Government will ban all inter-district and interstate travel from 10 May until 6 June because of COVID-19 (Straits Times, 09.05.2021). Malaysian government to temporarily ban flights to, from India (New Paper, 26.04.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for foreign nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, the situation is changing regularly, and any foreign national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: From 29 April, anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above, from a list of countries will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated government facility. The list of countries may be found on theMinistry of Health website. Travellers from countries not on the list will have to quarantine for 10 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: A Movement Control Order, imposing restrictions on movement, is in place across Malaysia. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information. Inter-state and inter-district travel is not permitted, with the exceptions of emergencies, work, and vaccination appointments. All social gatherings, sports, and recreational activities are prohibited, except individual activities such as jogging and cycling. Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You may need police permission to travel to the airport.
    You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place across Malaysia, with stricter controls in some areas. Kuala Lumpur and six districts of Selangor are under a full Movement Control Order. Other states have localised Enhanced Movement Control Orders in specific sites. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysian Police directory and contact the police department near you. You should observe social distancing (1 metre). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.
    A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. On 12 January, HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong announced a State of Emergency in Malaysia in response to the COVID situation and temporary flooding. This is not expected to have any additional impact on British nationals in Malaysia, but the position might change at short notice.

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    11.05.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Movement control orders extended through 17 May (OSAC, 06.05.2021). Government will announce two-week movement control order in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor and Sarawak from 3 May (The Straits Times, 02.05.2021). Malaysian government to temporarily ban flights to, from India (New Paper, 26.04.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for foreign nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, the situation is changing regularly, and any foreign national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: From 29 April, anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above, from a list of countries will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated government facility. The list of countries may be found on theMinistry of Health website. Travellers from countries not on the list will have to quarantine for 10 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Malaysia: Restrictions on movement are in place across Malaysia. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information. Inter-state travel is not permitted. Inter-district travel is allowed within individual states (except Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and areas under Enhanced Movement Control Orders). Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice. You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You may need police permission to travel to the airport. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place across Malaysia, with stricter controls in some areas. Kuala Lumpur and six districts of Selangor are under a full Movement Control Order. Other states have localised Enhanced Movement Control Orders in specific sites. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysian Police directory and contact the police department near you. You should observe social distancing (1 metre).
    You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.
    On 12 January, HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong announced a State of Emergency in Malaysia in response to the COVID situation and temporary flooding. This is not expected to have any additional impact on British nationals in Malaysia, but the position might change at short notice.

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    06.05.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Malaysian government to temporarily ban flights to, from India (New Paper, 26.04.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia for foreign nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, the situation is changing regularly, and any foreign national who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: From 29 April, anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above, from a list of countries will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated government facility. The list of countries may be found on theMinistry of Health website. Travellers from countries not on the list will have to quarantine for 10 days. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian High Commission/Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: Restrictions on movement are in place across Malaysia. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Inter-state travel is not permitted. Inter-district travel is allowed within individual states (except Sabah), and travel between Kuala Lumpur and the state of Selangor is permitted. Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You may need police permission to travel to the airport.
    You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 March 2021. Additional restrictions are in place across Malaysia, except in parts of Sarawak. You should observe social distancing (1 metre). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.
    A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. On 12 January, HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong announced a State of Emergency in Malaysia in response to the COVID situation and temporary flooding. This is not expected to have any additional impact on British nationals in Malaysia, but the position might change at short notice.

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    30.04.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and anyone who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 10 days at a designated government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: Restrictions on movement are in place across Malaysia. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Inter-state travel is not permitted. Inter-district travel is allowed within individual states (except Sabah), and travel between Kuala Lumpur and the state of Selangor is permitted. Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You may need police permission to travel to the airport.
    You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 March 2021. Additional restrictions are in place across Malaysia, except in parts of Sarawak. You should observe social distancing (1 metre). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.
    A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. On 12 January, HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong announced a State of Emergency in Malaysia in response to the COVID situation and temporary flooding. This is not expected to have any additional impact on British nationals in Malaysia, but the position might change at short notice.

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    22.04.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and anyone who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 10 days at a designated government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: Restrictions on movement are in place across Malaysia. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information. Inter-state travel is not permitted. Inter-district travel is allowed within individual states (except Sabah), and travel between Kuala Lumpur and the state of Selangor is permitted. Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory
    and contact the police department near you. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You may need police permission to travel to the airport.
    You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 March 2021. Additional restrictions are in place across Malaysia, except in parts of Sarawak. You should observe social distancing (1 metre).
    You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.
    A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets.
    You must carry your passport at all times.
    You should follow local news for updates.
    If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.
    On 12 January, HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong announced a State of Emergency in Malaysia in response to the COVID situation and temporary flooding. This is not expected to have any additional impact on British nationals in Malaysia, but the position might change at short notice.

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    13.04.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and anyone who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 10 days at a designated government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: Restrictions on movement are in place across Malaysia. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information. Inter-state travel is not permitted. Inter-district travel is allowed within individual states (except Sabah), and travel between Kuala Lumpur and the state of Selangor is permitted. Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You may need police permission to travel to the airport. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 March 2021. Additional restrictions are in place across Malaysia, except in parts of Sarawak. You should observe social distancing (1 metre). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.

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    01.04.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Malaysian government extends movement restrictions in several areas until 4 March (Xinhua, 16.02.2021). King Abdullah declares nationwide state of emergency from 12 January to 1 August to stem COVID-19 infections (Channel News Asia, 11.01.2021). Government to impose fresh two-week lockdown in Kuala Lumpur, five states, ban interstate travel (Reuters, 11.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and anyone who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 10 days at a designated government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Malaysia: Restrictions on movement are in place across Malaysia. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Inter-state travel is not permitted. Inter-district travel is allowed within individual states (except Sabah), and travel between Kuala Lumpur and the state of Selangor is permitted. Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you.
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice. You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You may need police permission to travel to the airport. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 March 2021. Additional restrictions are in place across Malaysia, except in parts of Sarawak. You should observe social distancing (1 metre).
    You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. On 12 January, HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong announced a State of Emergency in Malaysia in response to the COVID situation and temporary flooding. This is not expected to have any additional impact on British nationals in Malaysia, but the position might change at short notice.

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  • Malaysia Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 lockdown, restrictions on travel until 18 February (Reuters, 02.02.2021). Government set to extend lockdown restrictions across most of country (Reuters, 19.01.2021) King Abdullah declares nationwide state of emergency from 12 January to 1 August to stem COVID-19 infections (Channel News Asia, 11.01.2021) Government to impose fresh two-week lockdown in Kuala Lumpur, five states, ban interstate travel (Reuters, 11.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and anyone who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the
    MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 10 days at a designated government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: Currently Malaysia (except Sarawak) is under a Movement Control Order. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information. Inter-state travel is not permitted across Malaysia.Inter-district travel is not allowed in MCO areas, meaning it is only allowed in parts of Sarawak at present. Roadblocks are operating at state boundaries and in other areas; in general journeys must be limited to 10km radius. For further clarification, you may refer to the Royal Malaysia Police directory and contact the police department near you. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You may need police permission to travel to the airport. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 March 2021. Additional restrictions are in place across Malaysia, except in parts of Sarawak. These extra restrictions are due to run until 18 February, but may be extended. You should observe social distancing (1 metre). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined. On 12 January, HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong announced a State of Emergency in Malaysia in response to the COVID situation and temporary flooding. This is not currently expected to have any additional impact on British nationals in Malaysia, but the position might change at short notice.

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    10.02.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: King Abdullah declares nationwide state of emergency from 12 January to 1 August to stem COVID-19 infections (Channel News Asia, 11.01.2021). Government to impose fresh two-week lockdown in Kuala Lumpur, five states, ban interstate travel (Reuters, 11.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and anyone who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 10 days at a designated government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: On 11 January, the Malaysian government announced increased and varying restrictions, depending on which state you are in, to enter force at 12:01am, Wednesday 13 January. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Inter-state travel is not permitted across Malaysia. [Inter-district travel is not permitted in Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Labuan, Melaka, Penang, Putrajaya, Sabah, and Selangor. Roadblocks will operate at state boundaries; in addition in these states journeys will be limited to 10km radius].
    Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual, but services could be reduced without notice.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You may need police permission to travel to the airport.
    You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation:
    Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services:
    A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 March 2021. Additional restrictions are in place in Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, and Terengganu, which are subject to the Conditional Movement Control Order. Even more stringent restrictions are in place in Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Labuan, Melaka, Penang, Putrajaya, Sabah, and Selangor. These extra restrictions are due to run until 26 January, but may be extended.
    You should observe social distancing (1 metre).
    You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.
    A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets.
    You must carry your passport at all times.
    You should follow local news for updates.
    If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.
    On 12 January, HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong announced a State of Emergency in Malaysia in response to the COVID situation and temporary flooding. This is not currently expected to have any additional impact on British nationals in Malaysia, but the position might change at short notice.

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    12.01.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through 31December (OASC,09.11.2020) Melaka International Airport expected to remain closed following spike in COVID-19 cases (The Edge Markets, 20.10.2020). Government imposes travel restrictions from Sabah to the Peninsula, Sarawak and Labuan from 12-25 October (New Strait Times, 06.10.2020). Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and anyone who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 10 days at a designated government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: The Malaysian government has announced localised restrictions in areas with increasing cases of COVID-19. Restrictions can be introduced at short notice. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Inter-state travel is permitted. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.

    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 March 2021. Restrictions are in place in Kuala Lumpur and the state of Selangor. You should observe social distancing (1 metre). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates.
    If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.

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    05.01.2021
  • Malaysia Latest News: Extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through 31December (OASC,09.11.2020) Melaka International Airport expected to remain closed following spike in COVID-19 cases (The Edge Markets, 20.10.2020). Government imposes travel restrictions from Sabah to the Peninsula, Sarawak and Labuan from 12-25 October (New Strait Times, 06.10.2020). Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: foreign nationals with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and anyone who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling. If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may need to complete an application on the MYTravelPass online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.
    *Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    *Testing/screen on arrival: You may need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    *Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 10 days at a designated government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will need to download the MySejahtera app. If you’re travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.
    *Data collection: You will need to download the MySejahtera app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: The Malaysian government has announced localised restrictions in areas with increasing cases of COVID-19. Restrictions can be introduced at short notice. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Inter-state travel is permitted. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.

    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.

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    15.12.2020
  • Malaysia Latest News: Extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through 31December (OASC,09.11.2020) Melaka International Airport expected to remain closed following spike in COVID-19 cases (The Edge Markets, 20.10.2020). Government imposes travel restrictions from Sabah to the Peninsula, Sarawak and Labuan from 12-25 October (New Strait Times, 06.10.2020). Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.
    Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: people with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign nationals who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Testing/screen on arrival: You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.

    Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated Government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will be required to download the MySejahtera app. If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.

    Data collection: You will be required to download the MySejahtera app.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: The Malaysian government has announced localised restrictions in areas with increasing cases of COVID-19. Restrictions can be introduced at short notice. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Inter-state travel is permitted. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.

    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.

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    08.12.2020
  • Malaysia Latest News: Extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through 31December (OASC,09.11.2020) Melaka International Airport expected to remain closed following spike in COVID-19 cases (The Edge Markets, 20.10.2020). Government imposes travel restrictions from Sabah to the Peninsula, Sarawak and Labuan from 12-25 October (New Strait Times, 06.10.2020). Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.
    Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: people with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign nationals who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Testing/screen on arrival: You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.

    Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated Government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will be required to download the MySejahtera app. If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.

    Data collection: You will be required to download the MySejahtera app.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    On November 7, the Government of Malaysia announced an extension of the CMCO in effect in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, and Sabah. The Conditional Movement Control Orders (CMCO) will now remain in effect until December 6. Additionally, the CMCO has been broadened to include the states of Kedah, Perak, Pulau Pinang, Melaka, Johor, and Terengganu.
    *Travel in Malaysia: The Malaysian government has announced localised restrictions in areas with increasing cases of COVID-19. Restrictions can be introduced at short notice. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Travel between the state of Sabah and the rest of Malaysia is restricted to essential travel only. Restrictions are in place in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and the state of Selangor. Travel between districts in these areas is prohibited. Roadblocks are likely. Passengers travelling to the airport will need a letter from the police prior to travel. You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.

    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.
    To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. You must carry your passport at all times. You should follow local news for updates. If you are found to be in breach of any of the operating procedures in place you may be detained and fined.

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    04.12.2020
  • Malaysia Latest News: Extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through 31December (OASC,09.11.2020) Melaka International Airport expected to remain closed following spike in COVID-19 cases (The Edge Markets, 20.10.2020). Government imposes travel restrictions from Sabah to the Peninsula, Sarawak and Labuan from 12-25 October (New Strait Times, 06.10.2020). Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.
    Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: people with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign nationals who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Testing/screen on arrival: You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.

    Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated Government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will be required to download the MySejahtera app. If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.

    Data collection: You will be required to download the MySejahtera app.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    On November 7, the Government of Malaysia announced an extension of the CMCO in effect in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, and Sabah. The Conditional Movement Control Orders (CMCO) will now remain in effect until December 6. Additionally, the CMCO has been broadened to include the states of Kedah, Perak, Pulau Pinang, Melaka, Johor, and Terengganu.
    *Travel in Malaysia: The Malaysian Government has announced localised restrictions in areas with increasing cases of COVID-19. Restrictions can be introduced at short notice. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information. Travel between the state of Sabah and the rest of Malaysia is restricted to essential travel only. Restrictions are in place in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and the state of Selangor. Travel between districts in these areas is prohibited. Roadblocks are likely. Passengers travelling to the airport will require a letter from the police prior to travel. You can get to and from the airport by taxi or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. If you are found in breach of the curfew, you may be detained and fined. You should follow local news for updates. You must carry your passport at all times.

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    09.11.2020
  • Malaysia Latest News: Melaka International Airport expected to remain closed following spike in COVID-19 cases (The Edge Markets, 20.10.2020). Government imposes travel restrictions from Sabah to the Peninsula, Sarawak and Labuan from 12-25 October (New Strait Times, 06.10.2020). Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.
    Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: people with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign nationals who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Testing/screen on arrival: You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.

    Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated Government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will be required to download the MySejahtera app. If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.

    Data collection: You will be required to download the MySejahtera app.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Malaysia: The Malaysian Government has announced localised restrictions in areas with increasing cases of COVID-19. Restrictions can be introduced at short notice. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information. Travel between the state of Sabah and the rest of Malaysia is restricted to essential travel only. Restrictions are in place in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and the state of Selangor. Travel between districts in these areas is prohibited. Roadblocks are likely. Passengers travelling to the airport will require a letter from the police prior to travel. You can get to and from the airport by taxi or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You must wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival.
    *Public spaces and services: A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. If you are found in breach of the curfew, you may be detained and fined. You should follow local news for updates. You must carry your passport at all times.

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    26.10.2020
  • Malaysia Latest News: Melaka International Airport expected to remain closed following spike in COVID-19 cases (The Edge Markets, 20.10.2020). Government imposes travel restrictions from Sabah to the Peninsula, Sarawak and Labuan from 12-25 October (New Strait Times, 06.10.2020). Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.
    Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: people with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign nationals who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Testing/screen on arrival: You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.

    Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated Government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will be required to download the MySejahtera app. If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.

    Data collection: You will be required to download the MySejahtera app.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Malaysian Government has announced localised restrictions in areas with increasing cases of Covid-19. Restrictions can be introduced at short notice. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Travel between the state of Sabah and the rest of Malaysia has been restricted to essential travel only between 12 – 25 October 2020.
    Restrictions are in place in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and the state of Selangor. Travel between districts in these areas is prohibited. Roadblocks are likely. Passengers travelling to the airport will require a letter from the police prior to travel.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You will be required to wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival. A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. You must carry your passport at all times.
    A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. If you are found in breach of the curfew, you may be detained and fined. You should follow local news for updates.

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    20.10.2020
  • Malaysia Latest News: Government imposes travel restrictions from Sabah to the Peninsula, Sarawak and Labuan from 12-25 October (New Strait Times, 06.10.2020). Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.
    Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: people with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign nationals who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Testing/screen on arrival: You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.

    Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated Government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will be required to download the MySejahtera app. If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.

    Data collection: You will be required to download the MySejahtera app.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Malaysian Government has announced localised restrictions in areas with increasing cases of Covid-19. Restrictions can be introduced at short notice. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Travel between the state of Sabah and the rest of Malaysia has been restricted to essential travel only between 12 – 25 October 2020.
    Restrictions are in place in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and the state of Selangor. Travel between districts in these areas is prohibited. Roadblocks are likely. Passengers travelling to the airport will require a letter from the police prior to travel.
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You will be required to wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival. A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. You must carry your passport at all times.
    A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. If you are found in breach of the curfew, you may be detained and fined. You should follow local news for updates.

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    14.10.2020
  • Malaysia Latest News: Government imposes travel restrictions from Sabah to the Peninsula, Sarawak and Labuan from 12-25 October (New Strait Times, 06.10.2020). Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.
    Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: people with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign nationals who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Testing/screen on arrival: You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.

    Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated Government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will be required to download the MySejahtera app. If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.

    Data collection: You will be required to download the MySejahtera app.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You will be required to wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    The Malaysian Government has announced localised restrictions in areas with increasing cases of Covid-19. Restrictions can be introduced at short notice. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Travel between the state of Sabah and the rest of Malaysia has been restricted to essential travel only between 12 – 25 October 2020.
    Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival. A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). You must wear a face mask in crowded public spaces, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. You must carry your passport at all times.
    A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. If you are found in breach of the curfew, you may be detained and fined. You should follow local news for updates.

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    09.10.2020
  • Malaysia Latest News: Government imposes travel restrictions from Sabah to the Peninsula, Sarawak and Labuan from 12-25 October (New Strait Times, 06.10.2020). Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.
    Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: people with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign nationals who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Testing/screen on arrival: You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.

    Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated Government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will be required to download the MySejahtera app. If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.

    Data collection: You will be required to download the MySejahtera app.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You will be required to wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.
    The Malaysian Government has announced localised restrictions in areas with increasing cases of Covid-19. Restrictions can be introduced at short notice. Check local government websites, social media channels, and media reporting for up to date information.
    Travel between the state of Sabah and the rest of Malaysia has been restricted to essential travel only between 12 – 25 October 2020.
    Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival. A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). Wearing a face mask in crowded public spaces is compulsory, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. You must carry your passport at all times.
    A curfew is in place for all businesses, including shops and food outlets. If you are found in breach of the curfew, you may be detained and fined. You should follow local news for updates.
    You must carry your passport at all times.

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    08.10.2020
  • Malaysia Latest News: Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020). Ban on international tourists will remain in place until 31 December (TTG Asia, 31.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.
    Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: people with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign nationals who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Testing/screen on arrival: You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.

    Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated Government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will be required to download the MySejahtera app. If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.

    Data collection: You will be required to download the MySejahtera app.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You will be required to wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis. Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival. A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). Wearing a face mask in crowded public spaces is compulsory, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. You must carry your passport at all times.

    Read more
    30.09.2020
  • Malaysia Latest News: Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020). Ban on international tourists will remain in place until 31 December (TTG Asia, 31.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Entry to Malaysia: Entry to Malaysia is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including: people with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. The situation is changing regularly, and any foreign nationals who wishes to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate before travelling.
    If you normally reside in Malaysia and wish to seek further guidance, contact the Malaysian Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform. You should speak to the local Malaysian authorities for further guidance.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Testing/screen on arrival: You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.

    Quarantine requirements: Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days at a designated Government facility. You will need to meet all costs associated with your quarantine. You will be required to download the MySejahtera app. If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak) please consult the Malaysian Embassy and your airline as regards quarantine procedures and onward travel from Kuala Lumpur to these provinces. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration rules in place. You will only be permitted to enter if you have permanent residence or an employment pass in the relevant state.

    Data collection: You will be required to download the MySejahtera app.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You will be required to wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis. Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival. A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). Wearing a face mask in crowded public spaces is compulsory, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. You must carry your passport at all times.

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    22.09.2020
  • Malaysia Government to refuse entry to long-term immigration pass holders from countries reporting more that 150,000 COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 03.09.2020). Ban on international tourists will remain in place until 31 December (TTG Asia, 31.08.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Malaysian government effective from the 7 September has restricted entry to all foreignnationals entering Malaysia including those with permanent resident status, resident pass, My Second Home Programme (MM2H) pass, expatriates of all categories, including professional visit passes as well as dependants pass, spouse to Malaysian nationals (spouse visa) and students and temporary employment passes. Any foreign national who wishes to apply to enter Malaysia will need to seek permission from the local Malaysian Embassy or the Immigration Directorate. You may be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above. You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival (even if you have a negative test from your country of origin) and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur. Any onward flight to a regional airport will need to be booked at a later date.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here.

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    Internal restrictions:

    You can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You will be required to wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis. Hotels are open across Malaysia. Your temperature will be checked on arrival. A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). Wearing a face mask in crowded public spaces is compulsory, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. You must carry your passport at all times.

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    09.09.2020
  • Malaysia Ban on international tourists will remain in place until 31 December (TTG Asia, 31.08.2020). Flights between Sarawak and other parts of country to return to normal from 1 September. (Borneo Post, 28.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    International borders remain closed and entry into Malaysia is prohibited, except for Malaysian nationals and non-citizens holding certain categories of resident and employment passes or granted special entry. All arrivals must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government facility. Individuals may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and on completion of quarantine.
    Entry to Malaysia is prohibited, except for Malaysian nationals and foreign nationals holding certain categories of residency and employment passes. If you normally reside in Malaysia and feel you qualify to return under the current rules please contact the Malaysian High Commission or Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance, and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You will be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform (esd.imi.gov.my) from 17 August.You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place until 31 December 2020. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). Most economic and social activity has resumed in Malaysia, although nightclubs and pubs remain closed. Face masks are mandatory in busy public spaces and on public transport. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). Wearing a face mask in crowded public spaces is compulsory, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. You must carry your passport at all timeYou can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You will be required to wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.

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    01.09.2020
  • Malaysia Malaysian authorities have announced that restrictions in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are to remain in place until December 31.
    Flights between Sarawak and other parts of country to return to normal from 1 September. (Borneo Post, 28.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    International borders remain closed and entry into Malaysia is prohibited, except for Malaysian nationals and non-citizens holding certain categories of resident and employment passes or granted special entry. All arrivals must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government facility. Individuals may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and on completion of quarantine.
    Entry to Malaysia is prohibited, except for Malaysian nationals and foreign nationals holding certain categories of residency and employment passes. If you normally reside in Malaysia and feel you qualify to return under the current rules please contact the Malaysian High Commission or Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance, and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You will be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform (esd.imi.gov.my) from 17 August.You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Malaysian authorities have announced that restrictions in place remain in place until December 31. Most economic and social activity has resumed in Malaysia, although nightclubs and pubs remain closed. Face masks are mandatory in busy public spaces and on public transport. A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). Wearing a face mask in crowded public spaces is compulsory, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. You must carry your passport at all timeYou can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You will be required to wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.

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    30.08.2020
  • Malaysia *****

    International restrictions:

    Entry to Malaysia is prohibited, except for Malaysian nationals and foreign nationals holding certain categories of residency and employment passes. If you normally reside in Malaysia and feel you qualify to return under the current rules please contact the Malaysian High Commission or Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance, and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You will be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform (esd.imi.gov.my) from 17 August.You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). Wearing a face mask in crowded public spaces is compulsory, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. You must carry your passport at all timeYou can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You will be required to wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.

    Read more
    13.08.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reimpose compulsory quarantine for returning nationals, foreign visitors from 24 July (Channel News Asia, 21.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Entry to Malaysia is prohibited, except for Malaysian nationals and foreign nationals holding certain categories of residency and employment passes. If you normally reside in Malaysia and feel you qualify to return under the current rules please contact the Malaysian High Commission or Embassy in the country you currently stay for further guidance, and your airline and keep up to date with developments, including this travel advice. You will be required to complete an application on the MYEntry online platform (esd.imi.gov.my) from 17 August.You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place. You should observe social distancing (1 meter). Wearing a face mask in crowded public spaces is compulsory, including on public transport, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000. To enter many facilities, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. You must carry your passport at all timeYou can get to and from the airport by taxi, or using the KLIA express train to Sentral station. A bus service does operate from Sentral, but infrequently. Internal flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Airport) are operating as usual. You will be required to wear a face mask at airports, on public transport and in taxis.

    Read more
    12.08.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reimpose compulsory quarantine for returning nationals, foreign visitors from 24 July (Channel News Asia, 21.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Under travel restrictions announced on 16 March and extended several times, all foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until 31August, though this end date may be further extended at the discretion of the Malaysian government. All travelers MUST have explicit, written permission from the Malaysian authorities prior to traveling to Malaysia. Any travelers permitted to enter Malaysia during the MCO will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day quarantine. Foreign nationals are permitted to depart the country.
    Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my. Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia BEFORE the MCO began on March 16 may enter Sarawak without quarantine, but must request advance permission from the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia DURING the MCO will be subject to a mandatory fourteen day quarantine in a government facility at their own expense, and must first request advance permission from SDMC.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days. You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order (MOC) is in place. You should observe social distancing (1m). To enter many facilities you will be expected to wear a face mask, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details. Wearing a face mask in public spaces is compulsory. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to RM1,000.

    *****Relaxations to restrictions:
    On June 10, authorities began easing lockdown measures, allowing most businesses, social activities, and religious activities to resume, provided social distancing measures are respected. Water sports, entertainment outlets, and large gatherings remain prohibited.

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    29.07.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reimpose compulsory quarantine for returning nationals, foreign visitors from 24 July (Channel News Asia, 21.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Under travel restrictions announced on 16 March and extended several times, all foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until 31August, though this end date may be further extended at the discretion of the Malaysian government. All travelers MUST have explicit, written permission from the Malaysian authorities prior to traveling to Malaysia. Any travelers permitted to enter Malaysia during the MCO will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day quarantine. Foreign nationals are permitted to depart the country.
    Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my. Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia BEFORE the MCO began on March 16 may enter Sarawak without quarantine, but must request advance permission from the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia DURING the MCO will be subject to a mandatory fourteen day quarantine in a government facility at their own expense, and must first request advance permission from SDMC.

    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days. You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and on completion of your quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order (MOC) is in place. You should observe social distancing (1m). To enter many facilities you will be expected to wear a face mask, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.

    *****Relaxations to restrictions:
    On June 10, authorities began easing lockdown measures, allowing most businesses, social activities, and religious activities to resume, provided social distancing measures are respected. Water sports, entertainment outlets, and large gatherings remain prohibited.

    Read more
    23.07.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions. (Reuters, 07.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Under travel restrictions announced on 16 March and extended several times, all foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until 31August, though this end date may be further extended at the discretion of the Malaysian government. All travelers MUST have explicit, written permission from the Malaysian authorities prior to traveling to Malaysia. Any travelers permitted to enter Malaysia during the MCO will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day self-quarantine. Foreign nationals are permitted to depart the country.
    Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my. Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia BEFORE the MCO began on March 16 may enter Sarawak without quarantine, but must request advance permission from the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia DURING the MCO will be subject to a mandatory fourteen day quarantine in a government facility at their own expense, and must first request advance permission from SDMC.
    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter self-quarantine for 14 days. You will be required to register an address for your self-quarantine, download the MySejahtera app, and wear a wristband. It is an offence to leave the registered address or remove the wristband during self-quarantine. You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and on completion of your self-quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place. You should observe social distancing (1m). To enter many facilities you will be expected to wear a face mask, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.

    Read more
    02.07.2020
  • Malaysia Government to reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions. (Reuters, 07.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Under travel restrictions announced on March 16 and extended several times, all foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until August 31, though this end date may be further extended at the discretion of the Malaysian government. All travelers MUST have explicit, written permission from the Malaysian authorities prior to traveling to Malaysia. Any travelers permitted to enter Malaysia during the MCO will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day self-quarantine. Foreign nationals are permitted to depart the country.
    Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my. Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia BEFORE the MCO began on March 16 may enter Sarawak without quarantine, but must request advance permission from the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). Foreigners with valid visas or work permits who entered Malaysia DURING the MCO will be subject to a mandatory fourteen day quarantine in a government facility at their own expense, and must first request advance permission from SDMC.
    Transiting Malaysia: You can transit via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as long as you remain airside. Transit that requires passage through immigration (to collect bags, or to move between the two Kuala Lumpur terminals – KLIA and KLIA2) is not possible, unless you meet the general immigration requirements above.
    Anyone who gets permission to enter the country under the immigration rules mentioned above will be obliged to enter self-quarantine for 14 days. You will be required to register an address for your self-quarantine, download the MySejahtera app, and wear a wristband. It is an offence to leave the registered address or remove the wristband during self-quarantine. You may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and on completion of your self-quarantine. If you have an onward domestic flight in peninsular Malaysia, you will undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A Recovery Movement Control Order is in place. You should observe social distancing (1m). To enter many facilities you will be expected to wear a face mask, your temperature will be taken, and they will record your personal contact details.

    Read more
    29.06.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Government of Malaysia/
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