US To Malaysia Travel Restrictions, Flights News & Travel Ban In 2021 – Advisory & Requirements

This page was last updated on 29 October, 2021.


At a Glance

Most travelers from United States are not allowed to enter Malaysia yet.
Source: US Embassy – Malaysia

Malaysia: Closed for Travel

Entry restricted for international travelers
Travelers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.

Details and Exemptions:Entry restrictions do not apply to:
-Malaysian citizens;
-Travelers on emergency or compassionate grounds;
-International students.
Source: US Embassy – Malaysia

14 days quarantine

Mandatory 7-day quarantine and testing for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries are required to quarantine for 7 days. Travelers must take a test on day 5 of their quarantine.

Source: US Embassy – Malaysia

COVID-19 test required

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result
Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure to Malaysia.

Source: US Embassy – Malaysia

Masks are required

Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers must wear masks in public places such as airports, on public transportation, in shops, markets, tourist destinations, and cinemas.

Source: US Embassy – Malaysia

Required Documents for your Trip

Mandatory contact-tracing app
Travelers are required to download the MySejahtera contact tracing application on their phones on arrival in Malaysia.

Source: US Embassy – Malaysia
Document: Get mobile app
Re-entry Permit for Malaysian residents
Malaysian residents and pass holders are required to apply through the My Travel Pass online platform in order to travel to Malaysia or depart from Malaysia. Travelers must have formal written approval from the Malaysian Government before attempting to enter Malaysia.

Source: US Embassy – Malaysia
Document: Complete online
Mandatory test and quarantine booking
Non-nationals are required to pay for their COVID-19 swab test and quarantine costs through an online application before they arrive in Malaysia. Returning citizens are encouraged to make the payment beforehand as well to speed up their immigration process.

Details and Exemptions:This requirement does not apply to:
-Travelers using the Reciprocal Green Lane;
-Travelers holding Periodic Commuting Arrangement passes.

Source: US Embassy – Malaysia
Document: Complete online
MyTravel Pass application before arrival in Malaysia
All non-Malaysian travelers are required to obtain entry approval from the Immigration Department of Malaysia before departure to Malaysia.

Source: US Embassy – Malaysia
Document: Complete online