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 July 30, 2021: Information on entry restrictions, testing and quarantine regulations in Malaysia

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 7 and 10 days required for some travellers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Banned
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
– nationals of Malaysia;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport;
– passengers with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at ;
– students with a written approval from immigration applied at ;
– merchant seamen with an official letter from the company certified by Malaysian immigration and joining the ship no later than 24 hours from arrival.
2. Passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka are not allowed to enter and transit.
This does not apply to:
– nationals of Malaysia;
– permanent residents of Malaysia with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at ;
– spouses of nationals of Malaysia with MyTravelPass (MTP) obtained at .
3. Passengers must install ’MySejahtera app’ in their phone and complete the health declaration at least one day before departure.
4. Passengers entering or transiting through Malaysia must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point.
5. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.
6. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days or 21 days at the first point of entry at their own expense.
7. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.
8. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight and must install ’MySejahtera app’ in their phone.
9. The maximum transit time through Kuala Lumpur (KUL) changed from 48 hours to 24 hours.
10. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.
– This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sarawak.
10. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an “enterSarawak” form and an “eHealth Declaration Form” before departure at


Detailed Tourist Information

Category of Passengers Allowed to enter Malaysia:

– Malaysian
– Foreigners with permanent resident status
– Diplomat and dependents of foreign mission in Malaysia
– 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 application made through MYEntry system in ESD:

The category of the pass are as follows:

a) Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependent/s
b) Employment Pass (Category EP I, II and III)
c) Professional Visit Pass (PVP)
d) Dependent Pass to expatriate for all categories
e) Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories
f) Foreign Maid to expatriate for all categories
g) Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Pass Holders
h) Student Pass Holders
i) Medical Tourism – Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)
j) Other Long-Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) (Resident Pass / Temporary Employment Visit Pass (PLKS) / Professional Visit Pass (PVP/PLIK) / Dependent Pass to the LTVP Holders
k) Oil and Gas workers and Seafarers

The following passengers are not allowed entry to Malaysia:

– Passengers/nationals of 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 the aforementioned nations, however, can transit in KLIA within 24 hours.
– Transit passengers bound for China.

Effective May 08, 2021, foreign nationals from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Nepal (including earlier advisory for India) travelling to or transiting in Malaysia are not allowed until further notice. This entry restriction applies to:

– All category of Long-Term Visit Pass holders (including student pass).

– Business travelers; and

– Social Visit Pass (the ban has been imposed earlier since 7 September 2020).

– The following categories of passengers with entry approval obtained through My travel Pass (MTP) may be allowed from to enter Malaysia but subject to a 14-day quarantine.
*Permanent Residents and Holders of Long Terms Social Visit Pass
*Holders of Diplomatic Passport and Officials including their family members.

– Entry and exit approval that have been obtained earlier (7 May and earlier), either through MyTravelPass, MyEntry or any other mechanism are VOID and no longer valid.
*Note: Following the above entry restriction, the Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka will temporarily suspend all Visa related services until further notice.

– For enquiries, please email:

Lockdown Details

As of June 27 authorities have extended strict nationwide COVID-19 measures through to an undetermined date. The measures were due to expire June 28, but will now remain in place until daily cases fall below 4,000; the country reported approximately 5,800 cases June 26.

The ongoing restrictions, known as movement control orders (MCO), limit business activity and travel. On-site operations of nonessential sectors are suspended. Essential industries that may continue operating on-site include manufacturing essential goods, selected construction activities, essential government services, agriculture, utilities, and security services. Businesses that are allowed to operate on-site can open only 08:00-20:00. Shopping malls are closed, except for supermarkets, food establishments, and other essential businesses. Only two people from each household can leave their residence at any one time, and individuals must stay within 10 km (6 miles) of their residence. While there is no nationwide curfew, the government has encouraged people to remain in their residence after 20:00 nightly.

Authorities have also imposed enhanced movement control orders (EMCO), the strictest level of curbs, in areas with higher local COVID-19 activity. The locations include neighborhoods in Sabah, Sarawak, Labuab, and Penang. EMCO rules typically include stay-at-home orders and a ban on travel into and out of the affected areas. Most nonessential businesses are closed, and employees are required to work from home to the extent possible.


Embassy Malaysia
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