Covid-19 Updates

last updated 15 Dec 2020

Malaysia Covid-19 Regulations

  1. Entry Restrictions

International travel to Malaysia is currently restricted until 31 December 2020, except for the following passengers:

  • Nationals and permanent residents of Malaysia;
  • Travelers holding an entry permission through the MYEntry system from the Malaysian Immigration Department and falling in one of the following categories: 
    • Employment Pass EP I, II and III) holders;
    • Professional Visit Pass holders;
    • Residence Pass – Talent holders and their dependents;
    • Dependent Pass holders;
    • Long-Term Social Visit Pass holders;
    • Foreign Maids.
  • Passengers holding MyTravelPass approval, including the following:
    • Travelers under the Reciprocal Green Lane arrangement between Singapore and Malaysia;
    • Travelers under the Periodical Commuting Arrangement (PCA) for cross-border movement between Malaysia and Singapore;
    • Spouses and children of Malaysian nationals and permanent residents;
    • Foreign Visitors (meetings, conferences and compassionate grounds)
  • Students holding written immigration approval;
  • Passengers in transit, provided they hold a confirmed onwatd ticket to their final destination and they transit within the same terminal (Travelers with China as their final destination are currently not permitted to transit via Malaysia);
  • Sarawak: Malaysians and foreigners travelling to Sarawak from overseas and Peninsula Malaysia are required to apply for permission to enter Sarawak from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

Travelers permitted to enter Malaysia must install the MySejahtera app on their phone and complete the health declaration on the app.  Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete the enterSarawak form and an eHealth Declaration Form prior to their departure to Malaysia.

All travelers are subject to COVID-19 swab testing upon arrival in Malaysia. All Non-Malaysians are required to make an online payment for a COVID-19 swab test and the quarantine cost through the MySafeTravel System or the MyQR phone app prior to their arrival into Malaysia. Malaysians travelling back into the country are advised, though not required, to use the online system to book the COVID-19 swab test and pay for the quarantine cost.

2. Quarantine/Self-Isolation Requirements

All travelers permitted to enter Malaysia are required to undergo 10-day mandatory quarantine at dedicated quarantine facilities upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and are responsible for the quarantine costs as determined by the Malaysian Ministry of Health. The 10-day quarantine requirement upon arrival at KLIA is also applicable for passengers with domestic connection to Peninsular Malaysia.

Travelers arriving in Malaysia who possess a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days prior to arrival will need to quarantine only for a period of 7 days (instead of the normal 10-day quarantine period). It is important to note that the health officers at the port of entry will make the final determination as to whether the 10-day or 7-day quarantine period applies to specific passengers.

Please note that this page is updated on an ongoing basis, but COVID-19 related restrictions and policies are subject to frequent and sudden change, often with little to no advance notice to the public. Therefore, to ensure that you have the latest updates, we recommend that you reach out to T&S at apac@tandslaw.com for additional information.

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