Last updated on 24 JANUARY 2022, 1700hrs (GMT+8)

 

Travel regulation for Malaysia

Click to view travel regulation for Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Langkawi

 

For interstate travel within Malaysia, all passengers must follow the SOPs set by the Ministry of Transport and National Security Council. However, passengers travelling to Sabah and Sarawak are subject to the State Disaster Management Committee’s travelling requirements. We highly encourage passengers to refer to the respective states’ official websites for updated information.

 

 Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • Malaysia nationals
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  • Foreigners holding valid Malaysian long-term visit passes can enter the country without immigration clearance via MyTravelPass/MyEntry. These categories of passengers include:

       

    • Diplomat (Exemption Order)/Dependent/Foreign Maid
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    • Employment Pass (Category I, II, III) / Dependent/Foreign Maid
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    • Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T)/ Dependent/Foreign Maid
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    • Professional Visit Pass-Specialist
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    • Professional Visit Pass.
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    • Permanent Resident (PR)/Spouse to PR/Child to PR.
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    • Long-Term Pass (Husband/Wife/Child) to Citizen.
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    • Senior Citizen Pass.
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    • Widow/Widow Pass to Citizen.
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    • Student Pass/Dependent/Escort.
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    • Malaysia Pass My Second Home/Dependents/Foreign Maid.
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    • Resident Pass.
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    • Temporary Work Visit Pass.
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    • Foreign Maid.
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    • Oil & Gas workers and Seafarers- Crew Ship entry for ‘sign-on’ / ‘joint ship’ must provide Letter of Guarantee.
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  • Other foreigners that are not listed in the above-mentioned categories are required to apply via MyTravelPass/MyEntry before entering Malaysia. Passengers are advised to refer to the Official Portal of Immigration Department of Malaysia for detailed information.

 

 Travel Requirements and Procedures 

  • All passengers must undergo COVID-19 screening test upon arrival.
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  • All passengers arriving from overseas must provide a negative RT-PCR test result taken two (2) days before departing to Malaysia, failing which, their entry will be denied. The certificate must be presented in digital or hardcopy, preferably in English or Bahasa Malaysia.
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  • All passengers must also observe quarantine period as per the latest new quarantine regime, effective 24 January 2022.
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    Fully Vaccinated Passengers with booster

    Fully Vaccinated Passengers without booster

    Partially Vaccinated or Unvaccinated Passengers

    Quarantine Period

    Five (5) days

    Seven (7) days

    Ten (10) days

    Tests Required during Quarantine

    RT-PCR on day 5
    RTK-Ag on day 7

    RT-PCR on day 5
    RTK-Ag on day 7

    RT-PCR on day 8
    RTK-Ag on day 10

    Release from Quarantine

    Day 5
    *Subject to negative RT-PCR and RTK-Ag result

    Day 7
    *Subject to negative RT-PCR and RTK-Ag result

    Day 10
    *Subject to negative RT-PCR and RTK-Ag result

    Note:
    Digital Surveillance

       

    • COVID-19 pink bands denoting persons under surveillance will be discontinued and will be given a digital home surveillance order or HSO throughout the quarantine period.
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    • Passengers arriving from high risk countries with home quarantine approval must wear a digital tracking device throughout the quarantine period.

     

  • Effective 13 January 2022, passengers who have recently recovered from COVID-19 must comply to the following travel requirement and procedures to enter Malaysia.
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    Category of Passengers

    Travel Requirements and Procedures

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    Post COVID-19 Passenger

       

    • Official documentation as evidence that they had been fully vaccinated
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    • Printed or digital laboratory report to prove that they had been infected 11 to 60 days before arriving in Malaysia.
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    • Those who had been hospitalised must show a “fit to travel” letter issued from a medical practitioner at the health facility (hospital) for COVID-19 where they were treated.
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    • Passengers who were treated for COVID-19 at home or at isolation centres and are not hospitalised must undergo an RTK-Antigen test two (2) days before traveling to and upon arrival in Malaysia. Only individuals with negative test results are allowed to continue the journey.
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    • Passengers who have been infected with COVID-19 and have been fully vaccinated are not required to undergo a compulsory quarantine upon arrival in Malaysia. Meanwhile, those who have been partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will be subject to the mandatory quarantine of seven (7) days at the quarantine station.

     

  • Travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by fully vaccinated parents or guardians.
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  • Foreign travellers can transit in Malaysia without obtaining clearance through MyTravelPass/MyEntry and abide to respective country’s entry restriction.
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  • Passengers entering Malaysia from any of the categories below are required to observe specific requirements to enter into Malaysia:
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    Category of Passengers

    Travel Requirements and Procedures

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    Travellers from high-risk countries with high COVID-19 Omicron variant cases reported

       

    • Australia
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    • Canada
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    • Denmark
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    • France
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    • India
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    • Nigeria
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    • Norway
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    • Saudi Arabia
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    • United States of America
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    • United Kingdom
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    • South Africa
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    • Botswana
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    • Eswatini
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    • Lesotho
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    • Mozambique
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    • Namibia
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    • Zimbabwe
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    • Malawi
    • Provide a negative RT-PCR test taken 2 days before departure
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    • Undergo RT-PCR test upon arrival into Malaysia
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    • Undergo mandatory quarantine at the designated quarantines centres or home quarantine (subject to approval) at first point of arrival:

         

      • 7 days for fully vaccinated passengers
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      • 10 days for unvaccinated passengers
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    • Wear digital tracking device throughout the quarantine period
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    • Undergo RT-PCR test on:

         

      • Day-5 (for the 7-day quarantine)
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      • Day-8 (for the 10-day quarantine)
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    • Risk assessment will be done on the last day of quarantine (Day-7 or Day-10). Passengers can be released from quarantine on Day-8 or Day-10 if RT-PCR test taken on day-5 or day-8 is negative. Quarantine will be extended if passengers are symptomatic.
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    • Passengers travelling from the United Kingdom must perform daily RTK-Ag self-test during quarantine period and report test results on MySejahtera

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    Langkawi International Tourist Bubble (LITB)

     

    Allowed for all travellers and subject to temporary travel restrictions.

    • Travellers must be fully vaccinated
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    • Provide a negative RT-PCR test taken 2 days before departure
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    • Undergo RT-PCR test upon arrival into Langkawi
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    • Travellers will be given digital Home Surveillance Order (HSO) and are allowed to stay in a hotel while waiting for the test result
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      Additional test requirements:

       

    • Undergo a professionally administered RTK-Ag test on day-3 and day-5 in Langkawi
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    • Undergo RTK-Ag self-test on day-2, day-4 and day-6 in Langkawi. Results must be reported in MySejahtera application
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    • Undergo RT-PCR test 2 days before leaving Langkawi

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    Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Malaysia-Singapore

    • Travellers must be fully vaccinated
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    • Provide a negative RT-PCR test taken 2 days before departure, except for travellers below 2 years of age (calendar year)
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    • Undergo RT-PCR test upon arrival into Malaysia
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      Additional test requirements:

       

    • Undergo a professionally administered RTK-Ag test on day-3 and day-5
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    • Undergo RTK-Ag self-test on day-2, day-4 and day-6 Results must be reported in MySejahtera application
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    • The additional test requirements also apply to Malaysian VTL travellers returning from Singapore
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      Important Note:

    • Passengers must upload the following documents in https://mysafetravel.gov.my before departing from Singapore.
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      • COVID-19 vaccination certificate
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      • Verified RT-PCR test results taken 2 days before departure.
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      • Insurance policy

       

    • Quarantine is NOT required for passengers travelling on VTL programme

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    Short-term Busines Travellers (STBT) who enter Malaysia through the One Stop Centre (OSC) platform provided by MIDA

    • Travellers must be fully vaccinated
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    • Provide a negative RT-PCR test taken 2 days before departure
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    • Undergo RT-PCR test upon arrival into Malaysia
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    • Duration of stay in Malaysia is as per the days approved by the OSC Committee and cannot exceed 14 days
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    • Passengers must follow a controlled itinerary that has been approved by the OSC Committee.
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    • Travellers must be accompanied by a liaison officer provided by MIDA
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      Additional test requirements:

       

    • Undergo a professionally administered RTK-Ag test on day-3 and day-5
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    • Undergo RTK-Ag self-test on day-2, day-4 and day-6 Results must be reported in MySejahtera application

     

     

  • All passengers must go through a Health Assessment by the medical officer on duty upon arrival.

       

    • Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependent/s
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    • Passengers who are asymptomatic are required to undergo RT-PCR test for the COVID-19 upon arrival.
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    • Passengers with mild symptoms are required to undergo a COVID-19, RTK-AG, or RT-PCR COVID-19 test upon arrival.
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    • Passengers with moderate/severe symptoms will be referred to a medical expert on duty for further action. Further action is based on health assessments by medical experts.
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    • Passengers will bear any applicable charges.

     

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  • The cost for quarantine that includes COVID-19 screening test, transport, accommodation, meal, and handling cost as determined by the Malaysian Ministry of Health are to be borne by passengers. Payment of any applicable charges are to be made through the MySafeTravel System accessible on https://safetravel.myeg.com.my/ or the MyQR phone app prior to their arrival into Malaysia to avoid congestion at the airport.
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  • Fully vaccinated passengers including Malaysians and foreigners who have a residence in Malaysia, including permanent residents and MM2H visa holders returning from overseas, may observe their quarantine at home, subject to strict requirements.
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  • A general FAQ for passengers arriving from abroad can be retrieved from here.
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  • Eligible passengers for a home quarantine are required to apply for approval seven (7) days before departure through Ministry of Health Malaysia official website at https://hso.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa/index. The approval is subject to Ministry of Health Risk Assessment.
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  • All passengers are required to install the MySejahtera application on their phones and scan the QRCODE "Travelers from Abroad" via the app at the international arrival. This is for contact tracing purposes. The app is developed by the Government of Malaysia especially for Malaysians and Non-Malaysians returning or visiting Malaysia starting from departure, upon arrival, and during the quarantine periods.
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  • All international arrival passengers with onward connection to domestic stations and have obtained a “Home Quarantine” approval can continue their journey. However, travels to Sabah and Sarawak are subject to the respective State Disaster Management Committee’s travelling requirements

 

 Interstate Travel in Malaysia

 

For details on the interstate travel requirements in Malaysia, please refer to our travel advisory here.

 

 

 Exit Requirements

     

  • All Malaysians who have been fully vaccinated can travel abroad without presenting the MyTravelPass approval.
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  • Travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by fully vaccinated parents or guardians.
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  • Travellers are to refer to destination country travel rules and Official Portal of Immigration Department of Malaysia to understand the specific requirements (such as COVID-19 testing or quarantine measures) as these may differ according to each country’s own risk assessments.

     

    For detailed information, please refer to https://www.imi.gov.my/

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  • Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 can travel provided they provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

     

    Note: Please refer to respective arrival country’s acceptance of Post COVID-19 Passengers.

 

 COVID-19 Tests for Passengers departing or travelling into the UK

     

  • All passengers travelling to the United Kingdom are required to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test two (2) days prior to departure. The COVID-19 test accepted are nucleic acid tests including PCR tests or loop-mediated isothermal amplification tests or lateral flow device.
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  • All passengers are also required to complete the passenger locator form.
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  • For the convenience of its customers, Malaysia Airlines has partnered with accredited providers to offer passengers exclusive discounts to help them book the test in advance to travel easily and safely. Click on the link and book with the promo code below.
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  • Passengers must adhere to the COVID-19 test requirement and quarantine order upon arrival in UK. Please refer to the interactive map for details.
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    Arrival: Day 2​

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    Test centres, clinics and drive-through at the airport​​

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  • For detailed information, please refer to the following website:

 

 Malaysia Airlines Reopens VTL Ticket Sales Singapore-Kuala Lumpur

 

Effective 24 January 2022, Malaysia Airlines will start accepting new bookings for all Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights as a result of risk assessment that was carried out by the government based on the current Covid-19 situation.

 

29 November 2021 – 26 March 2022

Flight Number

Destinations

Frequency

Time

Aircraft Type

MH603

Kuala Lumpur - Singapore

Daily

1220hrs - 1320hrs

A333/A332

MH606

Singapore - Kuala Lumpur

Daily

1430hrs - 1530hrs

A333/A332

 

However, the quota for flight tickets is limited by 50% from the existing weekly capacity.

 

Fully vaccinated travellers who have tested negative for COVID-19 can fly with Malaysia Airlines and enjoy quarantine-free travel between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

 

Entry Requirements to Singapore Under VTL Scheme

 

Eligible passengers must fulfil the travel requirement under the VTL scheme or be a Singapore national or residence holder.

 

Effective, 24 January 2022, all VTL passengers entering Singapore are required to do self-administered antigen rapid tests (ART) if they need to leave their accommodation from day 2 to 7 of their arrival.

 

Fully vaccinated passengers who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are allowed to be exempted from all testing and stay-home notice requirements, by providing either one or both of the following documents:

  • A positive COVID-19 PCR test or professionally administered ART result between 14 to 90 days before the date of departure for Singapore.
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  • A discharge memo that states the traveller's name, and at least one other personal identifier such as the date of birth or passport number corresponding exactly with the information in the passport used for entry into Singapore. It should also state the date of infection or the discharge date, which must be within 14 to 90 days before the date of departure for Singapore. The memo must also be issued by a relevant state authority or licensed medical professional.

 

Passengers are advised to check on the eligibility to fly before purchasing a ticket.

 

Additionally, passengers are advised to have their documents ready before they arrive at KLIA for check-in to avoid a long waiting time at the counter for check-in procedures. Refer to the following table for ease of reference.

 

Passengers may refer to the following websites for the latest information and VTL requirements:

 

Entry Requirements to Malaysia Under VTL Scheme

 

Additionally, passengers must upload a copy of the COVID-19 vaccination certificate, RT-PCR test results and insurance policy via https://mysafetravel.gov.my prior to departure, failing which, entry into Malaysia may be denied. Passengers will receive a notification email from the MySafeTravel portal once the vaccination certificate, test results are successfully verified.

 

Important Note:

  • Arriving passengers will be required to undergo COVID-19 health screening at KLIA and will take between 3 to 4 hours before passengers are cleared to collect their bags at the baggage carousel at KLIA.
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  • Passengers are required to make online payment for their RT-PCR test in KLIA before departing Singapore. Kindly refer https://airport.doctor2u.my for info.
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  • All travellers are advised to arrive three (3) hours early as only over-the-counter check-ins are available for VTL flights. Online check-in via the Malaysia Airlines website or app is unavailable for this selected flight.

 

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 Additional Information for Travel in Malaysia and Abroad

 

  • The Relaxation of Interstate Travel for Fully Vaccinated Individuals within Malaysia

       

    • Effective 11 October 2021, all fully vaccinated individuals* can travel within Malaysia without requiring any police permit. Travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by fully vaccinated parents or guardians.

       

      *Fully vaccinated passengers are those with recognized WHO vaccine and have completed the maturity period (14 days or 28 days).
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    • However, travels to Sabah and Sarawak are subject to the State Disaster Management Committee’s travelling requirement.
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    • Exceptions to travel interstate are given to unvaccinated passengers due to medical conditions and travelling for emergency visits such as death. These passengers must provide a valid police permit and a verified letter from a registered medical practitioner (passenger with medical conditions).
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    • Passengers must also ensure these criteria are fulfilled prior to travelling:

         

      • MySejahtera status remains low risk or casual contact with no symptoms.
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      • Resides in non-enhanced MCO area.
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      • Does not carry any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, and others.
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      • Passengers are highly encouraged to check-in online via the airline’s mobile app or website at www.malaysiaairlines.com. For further queries, passengers may contact our Global Contact Centre at 1-300-88-3000 (within Malaysia) or 6-03-7843 3000 (outside Malaysia).
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    • Exceptions to travel interstate are given to unvaccinated passengers due to medical conditions and travelling for emergency visits such as death. These passengers must provide a valid police permit and a verified letter from a registered medical practitioner (passenger with medical conditions).
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  • Exit Requirements for Malaysians to Travel Abroad

       

    • Effective 11 October 2021, all Malaysians who have been fully vaccinated are allowed to travel abroad without presenting the MyTravelPass approval.
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    • Travellers are to refer to destination country travel rules to understand the specific requirements (such as COVID-19 testing or quarantine measures) as these may differ according to each country’s own risk assessments.

       

      For detailed information, please refer to https://www.imi.gov.my/

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  • Temporary Suspension of Umrah Pilgrimages for Malaysians

       

    • Effective 8 January 2022, Umrah pilgrimages for Malaysians will be temporarily suspended until further notice as part of the Malaysian Government effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Please click here for detailed information.

 

Please note that travel restrictions and advisories may change at short notice, and that you continue to be solely responsible for complying with all laws and/or travel requirements of jurisdictions to be flown from, into or over. Malaysia Airlines (MH) makes no representation or warranty (either express or implied) on the completeness or accuracy of the information contained herein, and shall not be liable for any errors or omissions, or any damages that may result from your access to, use of, and reliance on such information.

 

 

 

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