Entering Malaysia: What You Need To Know

Updated on May 11,  2022

By easing travel restrictions, the Malaysian Ministry of Health (KKM) hopes to make Malaysia a safe travel destination for all and to avoid congestion at international borders.

Here’s what you need to know before booking that flight to Malaysia:


Vaccination Status

Malaysia to Open Borders on April 1



1.  All travellers (including non-citizens) must download, register and activate the MySejahtera application. Covid-19 insurance is also no longer required.

Entering Malaysia: What You Need To Know

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2.  Next, complete a Pre-Departure Form, including uploading your vaccination information through the Traveller icon in MySejahtera (more information below).

Entering Malaysia: What You Need To Know

3.   If you’re fully vaccinated, you don’t need to take a pre-departure test. Your Traveller Card will be blue.

4.   However, if you’re partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, your Traveller Card will be red, and you will need to take an RT-PCR test two days before departure and upload it to MySejahtera. Only travellers 17 years old and below are exempted from taking the test.

5.   Travellers with incomplete vaccination will be instructed to undergo five days of Home Surveillance Order (HSO).

Entering Malaysia: What You Need To Know


Upon Arrival

1.   You will be screened for fever with our thermal scanners upon arrival.

2.    Passengers with a Blue Traveller Card, you’re free to leave the airport and begin your discovery of Malaysia!

3.   Passengers with a Red Traveller Card will have to undergo a professional RTK test within 24 hours. It can be done within the airport at a private health facility at international entry points or a health facility outside. Results will be obtained through MySejahtera. Costs will be borne by the traveller.

4.   If found positive, travellers must quarantine for 7 days. You will need to undergo a supervised RTK-Ag test (physical or virtual) on Day 4. If negative, you may end quarantine. If positive, you will need to complete 7 days of quarantine. No further tests are required after Day 7. 

5.   If found negative, you will still need to undergo HSO for five days and undergo a second test, whether it’s RT-PCR on Day 4 or RTK-Ag on Day 5. A negative second test would result in release from HSO. If the second test is positive, you will need to undergo Step 4.


Latest SOPs

Effective May 1st, 2022, masks are optional when outdoors but are still mandatory indoors or in crowded places. Physical distancing as well as MySejahtera check-in is also no longer required.

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For inquiries regarding Covid-19, please contact KKM directly.

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