Malaysia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 31.12.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Malaysia;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport;
– passengers with an approval from the Malaysian immigration 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 must have an approval from the Malaysian immigration obtained at
– This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling as students.
3. Passengers are subject to medical screening; and
– quarantine for 10 days at their own expense; and
– must install ’MySejahtera app’ in their phone.
4. Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.
5. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight and must install ’MySejahtera app’ in their phone.
6. Transfer from an international flight to a domestic flight is not allowed.
– This does not apply to nationals of Malaysia traveling to Sarawak.
7. Passengers traveling to Sarawak must complete an “enterSarawak” form and an “eHealth Declaration Form” before departure at


Detailed Tourist Information

Passengers who meet the following criteria are not permitted to enter through Malaysia:

All foreign nationals until 31 March 2021

Entry restriction exemptions:

-Foreign nationals with a Malaysia issued Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) and holding a passport, resident card or a valid work visa/permit issued by any of the 23 countries* listed below, are eligible to enter Malaysia provided they obtain approval in advance through the MY Entry system: a new window

-All other foreign nationals categorized in the Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) list are also now permitted to enter provided they have applied for permission to travel through the MY Entry system a new window and hold a letter from Chief of Immigration

*Countries include Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA

Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Pass

Foreign nationals with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Pass holding a passport, resident card or a valid work visa/permit issued by any of the 23 countries listed above are now eligible to enter Malaysia provided they obtain an approval in advance through the MY Entry system at a new window along with prior approval from the Malaysian Department of Immigration. All other foreign nationals with a MM2H pass may enter provided they have prior approval from the Department of Immigration.

Permanent Residents (PR)
Diplomats and dependant on foreign missions in Malaysia
Long term spouse Visa Pass and dependant
Employment Pass (Category 1) and Dependants, and Maid
Resident Pass – Talent & Dependent, and Maid

For additional categories of Foreign Nationals that are allowed entry into Malaysia, please refer to the official website: a new window

Quarantine measures:

-All Malaysian citizens and foreign nationals must undergo a 10-day quarantine at designated quarantine stations set by the Government of Malaysia upon arrival

-Passengers are required to bear the full cost of the quarantine requirements at the stipulated charges and will be required to sign a LoU for this purpose. (Find more details here.)

-Only foreign nationals holding a Diplomatic passport will be allowed to undergo a home quarantine

-The 10-day quarantine requirement is also applicable to all seaman entering Malaysia for the purpose of sign-on. They will be quaratined at the designated Quaratine Stations before being allowed to go to the ports to join ship

Lockdown Details

Malaysia’s government on Tuesday extended a lockdown and broad movement restrictions by two weeks, as the Southeast Asian nation grapples with a surge in coronavirus infections that has pushed the cumulative total past 200,000 cases.

The lockdown, which covered all but one state and was to end on February 4, will now continue until February 18, Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.

The lockdown will allow some leeway for businesses to continue operating, especially microenterprises and small-time traders, but continue to bar interstate travel and social activities, the minister said.

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