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(UPDATED) Quarantine Order for Passengers Entering Malaysia


Effective 15th September 2020, Malaysians who have exited the country during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) are allowed to return to Malaysia without seeking prior approval from the Department of Immigration Malaysia. This includes Malaysians coming from countries that are subject to entry restrictions or Long-Term Pass Holders.


As of 7th September 2020, the Government of Malaysia has imposed an entry ban on citizens of countries with more than 150,000 COVID-19 cases. Currently, the countries affected are Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, German, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States. Passengers from aforementioned nations, however, are allowed to transit in KLIA within 24 hours.


Other requirements remain unchanged. The requirements include:


All passengers travelling into Malaysia are required to undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine at dedicated quarantine centres upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and bear the cost for quarantine as determined by the Malaysian Ministry of Health. The 14-day quarantine requirement upon arrival at KLIA is also applicable for passengers with domestic connection to Peninsular Malaysia.


Effective 15th November 2020, all non-Malaysians are required to make an online payment for a COVID-19 swab test and the quarantine cost through the MySafeTravel System accessible on https://safetravel.myeg.com.my/ or the MyQR phone app prior to their arrival into Malaysia. Malaysians travelling back into the country are also encouraged to use the online system to avoid congestion at the airport.


The mode of payment by cash, credit or debit card at KLIA is only available for Malaysians until further notice.


The current 14 days quarantine charges for Malaysian & Foreigner remains the same and as below:




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The charges include COVID 19 screening test, transport, accommodation, meal and handling cost.


Passengers will have to present proof of payment to officials before proceeding with COVID-19 test and prior to entering the quarantine centres.


The following are additional information in the guideline for the Entry Permission or Approval to Exit and Return to Malaysia:


They are also required to present a signed of Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity (LoU) which are available from the following websites:


Notwithstanding the above, Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) pass holders including diplomats who are allowed for home quarantine are exempted from the quarantine charges.


Effective 21st November 2020, all passengers bound for China will not be permitted to transit via KLIA until further notice.


Meanwhile, other transit passengers to Sabah and Labuan must undergo a COVID-19 testing at the International Entrance prior departure.


All passengers (including Malaysians) are no longer required to undergo COVID-19 test three (3) days before their flight to Malaysia. However, they are subject to COVID-19 screening test upon arrival (which may take up to 3 hours).


Malaysians and foreigners returning to Malaysia are also required to download the MySejahtera application on their phones 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 14-day quarantine. It is based on the standard operating procedures developed by the Malaysian government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Passengers may visit https://mysejahtera.malaysia.gov.my to download the apps.


Family members are advised by the government not to turn up at the airport as the passengers will be sent straight to the quarantine centres. Passengers may contact the National Disaster Management Agency at +603-8064 2400 or [email protected] / [email protected] for any enquiries.


Effective 21st September 2020, the Government of Malaysia has allowed expatriates and their dependents, including foreign maids to expatriates who are holding a valid long-term pass and/or has obtained pass approval application to enter Malaysia.


The category of the pass are as follows:

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


The expatriates listed above are required to apply for the Entry Permission or Approval to Exit and Return to Malaysia via MYEntry system in ESD (esd.imi.gov.my). MYEntry is not applicable for expatriates who are exiting Malaysia and will not return during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).


Passengers are reminded to be aware of and check the travel rules and restrictions of their departure and arrival country with the respective embassies to avoid from being denied permission to proceed for their flight. For detailed information, kindly refer to https://esd.imi.gov.my/portal/


Effective 7th October 2020, all passengers who are entering or exiting Malaysia but not listed under any travel exemption list can submit their applications through MyTravelPass.


Passengers are required to complete their applications within five (5) working days prior to departure. The Immigration Department of Malaysia will notify the application status via email.


Application through MyTravelPass is categorized as follows:

  • Malaysian (exit)
  • Spouse of Malaysian Citizen, Children of Malaysian Citizen, Permanent Resident of Malaysia and Resident Pass (entry)
  • Foreigner (Social visit) and Permanent Resident (PR)
  • Temporary Work Visit Passes and Foreign Maids


Passengers are required to present the MyTravelPass approval slip during exit/entry which is valid for one entry. Passengers can enter or exit within the validity of the letter.


Further inquiries regarding the MTP can be directed to http://eapp.imi.gov.my/tanya/create



Last updated 23 November 2020, 1730hrs (GMT+8)




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