• Travel Advisory: COVID-19: Important Notice to Passengers Read more
  • Browser outdated: Flight search is not supported in IE version 10 or lesser. Please visit malaysiaairlines.com with supported browser.

    Browser update: Please use Microsoft edge for better experience.

Flight search is not supported in IE version 10 or lesser. Please visit malaysiaairlines.com with supported browser.

Please use Microsoft edge for better experience.

Skip to Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Footer
country flag
Remember my settings

 

 

 

Entry Restrictions to North Asia

 

China

 

Updated as at 21st January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • China nationals
  • Foreigners of the following category:
    • Foreigners holding valid Residence Permits for Work, Reunion and Private Affairs. If the Residence Permits are expired, passenger should apply for new visa at Chinese embassies or consulates oversea)
    • Foreigners holding visa issued by overseas embassies or consulates after March 28th, 2020
    • Foreigners holding visa of Diplomatic, Services, Courtesy, Crew Visa (Type C)
    • Foreigners holding Permanent Residence Cards (Chinese green CARDS).
    • Foreigners from the list of [Visa Exemption for Chinese and Foreign Citizens] (China Consular Services Network as available in the link below:
      http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/zlbg/tyxy_660627/t902373.shtml

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Foreign nationals except the above-mentioned category

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

  • Passengers must undertake the nucleic acid and lgM anti-body tests within 48 hours before boarding.
  • The tests must be conducted at a designated medical institution and/or recognized by the Chinese embassy/consulates as a condition to apply for a green health code with the “HS” mark or a certified health declaration at the Chinese embassy/consulates. Passengers are required to provide the certificates of negative results for both tests before being allowed to board the flight.
  • Passengers with connecting flights must take the second nucleic acid and lgM anti-body tests in the transit country within 48 hours before boarding the plane to China. As airport and health authorities in Malaysia do not provide COVID-19 testing facilities for passengers on transit at international airports in the country, airlines will not be able to accommodate passengers with onward connection to China.
  • Chinese passengers applying for Green Health Code with “HS” Mark must upload photos of their negative nucleic acid and lgM antibody tests results to the WeChat Health Code app which will be verified by the Chinese embassy/consulates before they are given the green health code with the “HS” mark.
  • Chinese nationals who are waiting for repatriation in the immigration detention camps with no access to mobile phones are exempted from providing their health codes. They can board the plane just by providing the negative nucleic acid tests and lgM anti-body tests report within 48 hours before boarding.
  • Foreign passengers applying for Health Declaration Code must email the scanned copies of their negative nucleic acid and lgM anti-body tests results, their passport information page and the signed health declaration form to the Chinese embassy/consulate mailbox for verification. Only passengers who present Health Declaration Code that meets relevant requirements are allowed on board.
  • Malaysia Airlines (MH) passengers who have not been contacted by the airline are urged to call the airline’s Global Contact Centre at 1-300-88-3000 (in Malaysia), +603 7843 3000 (outside Malaysia) or visit here to find the contact information of your respective country, for cancellation or postponement of travel.

 

Note: Health Declaration Form is different from a Chinese visa.

 

Additional Information

  • Malaysia Airlines (MH) passengers who have not been contacted by the airline are urged to call the airline’s Global Contact Centre at 1-300-88-3000 (in Malaysia), +603 7843 3000 (outside Malaysia) or visit here to find the contact information of your respective country, for cancellation or postponement of travel.

 

 

Hong Kong, China

 

Updated as at 5th January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry:

  • Hong Kong residents with the following documents:
    • Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card, or
    • Hong Kong Identity Card that holds the “asterisk” or “A” or “R” codes
    • Hong Kong Identity Card that holds the “asterisk” or “C” code and must be accompanied with a valid work visa or study visa, or
    • Hong Kong Identity Card that holds the “asterisk” or “U” code and subject to approval from Hong Kong Immigration prior to acceptance at check-in.
  • Hong Kong SAR passport or British nationals (Overseas) passport (with right of abode in Hong Kong)
  • Passengers who are exempted from the entry restrictions are as follows:
    • Passengers travelling from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan or Macao, and have not been to any other country/region in the past 14 days.
    • Diplomatic/official passport holders (subject to prevailing visa requirements).
    • The spouse and children of Hong Kong residents.
    • Local government personnel performing official duties.
    • Personnel approved by the Hong Kong SAR government to carry out anti-epidemic work.
    • Passengers holding a new entry visa to work, study, establish or join in any business, or to take up residence in Hong Kong.
  •  

  • Passengers from the exempted categories must still possess a travel document that would allow them to stay in Hong Kong for a minimum of 14 days, to meet the compulsory quarantine requirements.  Otherwise, the entry will be denied.

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Non-Hong Kong residents.
  • Effective from 25th December 2020, passengers who have stayed in the United Kingdom (UK) or South Africa for more than two hours in the past 21 days.

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

  • Passengers are subject to compulsory quarantine.
  • Must provide confirmation of hotel room reservation in Hong Kong in English Or Chinese language only, for not less than 14 days starting on the day of the arrival in Hong Kong, and are subject to compulsory quarantine at the hotel.
  • The compulsory quarantine does not apply to:
    • Exempted persons under the "Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation"(Cap. 599E).
  • Passengers who have stayed in any specified very high-risk places on the day or 14 days before boarding the aircraft to Hong Kong, please also refer to this webpage for detailed information at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html
  • Passengers are required to submit health declaration form and are encouraged to submit the form online by submitting the required form online via the following: https://www.chp.gov.hk/hdf
  • After submitting the online form, the system will generate a QR code. Please save the result and show it to the border control point staff upon entering Hong Kong. The QR code is valid for 48 hours for arrival via Hong Kong International Airport (For arrival via land control points, the QR code is valid for 24 hours).
  • Passengers who had been in the following countries for the past 14 days prior departure to Hong Kong are required to produce additional documentation/proofs prior to entering Hong Kong:
    • Bangladesh
    • Ethiopia
    • France
    • India
    • Canada
    • Ecuador
    • Germany
    • Indonesia
    • Kazakhstan
    • Nepal
    • Pakistan
    • Philippines
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America
    • Turkey
    • Belgium
    • Romania
    • Ukraine
  • Passengers must provide the relevant documentation as follows:
    • A test report in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution. Passenger’s name must be identical to that in his/her valid travel document to show that:
      • they have undertaken a nucleic acid test for COVID-19.
      • the sample for the test was taken within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure of the flight to Hong Kong; and,
      • the result of the test for COVID-19 was negative.
    • If the test report is not in English or Chinese, passengers are required to present an additional written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant passengers identical to that in his/her valid travel document.
    • Proof of documentation in English or Chinese to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognised or approved by the government’s relevant authority of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located.
    • A confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 21 days starting on the day of arrival in Hong Kong.
    • Documentations may be in paper or electronic format.
    • Passengers who are unable to meet the requirements mentioned above will not be accepted for travel.

 

Additional Information 

Passengers travelling under the Air Travel Bubble scheme, please refer to https://www.tourism.gov.hk/travel-bubble/en/index.html for detailed information.

 

 

Japan

 

Updated as at 5th January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • Japan nationals
  • Special permanent resident card holder.
  • Spouses or children of Japan nationals.
  • Resident card holders.
  • Passengers with a diplomatic or an official visa issued by Japan.
  • Passengers with visa from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Brunei, Vietnam and Taiwan.
  • Passengers with EX-R visa issued in Malaysia and Myanmar under Temporary visitor (business), Business Manager, Intra-company Transferee, Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services, Nursing care, Technical Intern Training, Specified Skilled Worker, Highly Skilled Professional and Designated Activities no. 44.
  • Foreign national who stayed in the United Kingdom and South Africa in the past 14 days can enter if holding the resident card.

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Passengers who have visited the cities/provinces/regions affected by Japan’s Immigration Restrictions within 14 days prior to their arrival in Japan. Please refer here for details.

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

Passengers are required to:

  • Passengers entering Japan must key in their particulars the COVID-19 questionnaire prior to departure.
    • Passengers may scan below QR code or via https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp for the questionnaire.
    • Once completed, a personal QR code will be issued and passengers are required to show the QR code saved in their device to local quarantine officer upon arrival.
    • Passengers who do not have a mobile phone, Wi-Fi facility, etc. and unable to fill in their particulars in the questionnaire will be requested to complete their particulars in the tablets provided upon arrival.
  • Japanese nationals who stayed in the United Kingdom and South Africa in the past 14 days are required to provide COVID-19 negative certificate when entering Japan. Those without the COVID-19 negative certificate will be quarantined 14 days in Government designated facility upon arrival.
  • Foreign national must have a COVID-19 negative certificate to enter Japan.
  • Japanese nationality and Diplomatic passport holders are exempted from the PCR negative certificate requirement.

 

 

South Korea

 

Updated as at 17th January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • South Korean Nationals.
  • Foreigners with an APEC Business Travel Card.
  • Foreigners with a Diplomatic, Official or Service passport issued selected countries.
  • Foreigners with valid Visa issued after 05 April 2020.
  • Foreigners holding the current 21 Visa Waiver Countries Passport - Guam, New Caledonia, Palau, United States of America, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Venezuela, Saint Vincent and the Grenadine, Saint Kitts and Nevis, United Kingdom, Malta, Ireland, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Slovenia.
  • Foreigners with Re-Entry Permit or Permanent Residence Cards.
  • Foreigners with confirmed onward connection will be allowed to transfer via airside within 24 hours except:
    • Thai Passport holders to Thailand.
    • Mongolian Passport holders to/from Mongolia.
    • Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Egypt Passport holders.

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Foreign nationals except the above-mentioned category .

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

  • Foreigners (all types including Diplomats and Officials) must hold paper printed Covid-19 negative certificate (PCR test only, issued within 72 hours prior to departure from origin airport).
  • E-9 Visa holder required to provide “Confirmation Self-Quarantine (E-9)” Form issued/stamped from EPS Centre (Employment Permit System Centre) by Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRDK) prior to departure.
  • Foreigners are required to submit Covid-19 negative certificate upon arrival.
  • Passengers from Enhanced Quarantine Countries namely Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan are required to hold COVID-19 negative certificates (PCR test), issued by appointed medical centres with the South Korean Embassy.
  • South Korean and Foreigners from Enhanced Quarantine Countries from the United Kingdom and South Africa are subject to the following requirements:
    • Must hold COVID-19 negative certificates (PCR test only).
    • Undergo strict temperature check. Passengers who have a body temperature of 37.3 degrees or higher will be denied boarding.
    • South Korean, Permanent Resident, Long-term Visa Holders will be isolated, and required to take the PCR test in specially assigned facilities for 1 day (free of charge) followed by a strict self-isolation at home for another 14 days.
    • South Koreans with positive COVID-19 result will be isolated at specially assigned facilities for 14 days at own cost (max. KRW 2,100,000)
    • Transfer passengers with connecting flights within 24 hours and airside transfer only (except passengers from enhanced quarantine countries), as well as infant and children less than 6 years old traveling together with adults are exempted from providing COVID-19 negative certificates.
  • Short-term visitors will be isolated in specially assigned facilities or appointed hotels for 14 days, but all related cost will be charged to the passenger (max. KRW 2,100,000).

 

Additional Information 

 

 

Taiwan, China

 

Updated as at 5th January 2021

 

Category of passengers allowed entry

  • Taiwan Republic of China Passport Holder.
  • Taiwan Republic of China Resident Certificate (ARC) Resident Card Holder.
  • Taiwan Republic of China Resident Certificate (ARC) Employment Card Holder.
  • aiwan Republic of China Resident Certificate (ARC) Student Card Holder.
  • Children under the age of 6 traveling with Resident Certificate (ARC Card Holder Parents.
  • Diplomatic Passport / Visa Holder.
  • Humanitarian Entry Permit Holder.
  • Medical Care Entry Permit Holder.
  • Short-term business travellers Visa Holder.

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Tourism and Social Visitor.
  • Malaysia Airlines’ passengers transiting to other airlines.

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

Passengers are required to:

  • Provide negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued in English within three (3) days prior to departure date.
  • Fill-up Health Declaration e-Form before boarding.
  • Show the Health Declaration Confirmation Message is required to enter Taiwan.
  • Follow 14 days home quarantine can pay to stay at the group quarantine facilities if they do not have other places to reside in.
  • Short-term business travellers Visa Holder can pre-apply shorten quarantine period under seven (7) days.

 

Last updated 21 January 2021, 1430hrs (GMT+8)

 

 

Please note that bassinet seats are not available in Business Suite cabin. In case you want to proceed with your booking, please click "Continue"