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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Malaysia
Data Last Updated: October 10, 2020

General Information

Substantially Closed

Malaysia is presently closed to travelers visiting for tourist purposes.

Malaysian authorities launched “‘My Travel Pass” where foreigners looking to enter Malaysia can apply to get an approval to visit the country. However, this system is not yet available for tourists. Only those who are eligible to enter Malaysia can request for approval. These include Reciprocal Green Lane Travellers, Periodical Commuting Arrangement Travellers, Spouses and Children of Malaysian Residents/Citizens, Foreigner Social Visits / PR Residents, Foreign Workers, Expatriates and Property Owners, Malaysian Citizens Returning Home

Malaysia Travel Information

U.S. Embassy Malaysia

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Malaysia is under lockdown since March 16. Restaurants in Malaysia are open under social distancing restrictions. Bars and night clubs, group and contact sports, entertainment outlets, public swimming pools, and exhibitions remain closed.

Individual sports such as tennis, golf and jogging are permitted. Wearing a face mask is not required in Malaysia.

Airlines & Transport

There are no nationality or entry restrictions for transiting though Malaysia.The arriving and connecting flights must operate from the same airport terminal, and be on the same ticket.

Malaysia Airlines has resumed some of its international flights in July to facilitate essential inter-state travel, allowing the reunion of families who have been separated due to travel restrictions across the the world. 

However, Malaysians are still not allowed to travel abroad, and the border remains closed.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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243 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

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Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

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Aruba

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Bolivia

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Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

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Burkina Faso

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Christmas Island

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Information for Non-Tourists

Most foreigners are still unable to enter the country, although exemptions are currently in place for resident diplomats, foreign spouses and dependents of Malaysian citizens, and expatriate employees working in essential industries and their dependents.

Malaysian and Singaporean authorities plan to start receiving limited cross-border travel applications for business and work purposes from Aug. 10.

Those planning single-entry trips under the reciprocal green lane (RGL) scheme must present approval letters by immigration authorities and a company or government agency in the destination country, visas if required, and undergo COVID-19 swab testing within 72 hours before travel date and upon arrival. 

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Cases Per Million
Recovering From COVID-19

Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
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