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Malaysia coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Malaysia. Malaysia is Closed for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Malaysia. Malaysia is part of Asia with main city at Kuala Lumpur. Its Developing country with a population of 31M people. The main currency is Malaysian Ringgit. The languages spoken are Malaysian.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Malaysia

Closed

for travel
International travel to Malaysia is not permitted. This does not apply to Malaysian nationals and residents.

Exceptional travel

There are further exceptions in place for those with long-term passes and travelers with formal written approval from the Malaysian Government.
Those traveling for studies may apply for entry through a Travel Request at https://visa.educationmalaysia.gov.my/guidelines/travel-authorisation-form-base.html
Those traveling for business purposes may apply for short-term business entry permission at https://safetravel.mida.gov.my/entry-permission/short-term-stay/
Residents and pass holders are required to apply for entry at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main

Other restrictions

The 'MySejahtera' application must be downloaded. Arrivals may be required to wear a wristband for monitoring.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Residents who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, can complete a shorter quarantine period of 7 days at a government-approved facility. Travelers are required to undergo COVID-19 testing on the fifth day.
Travelers can apply for home quarantine between 7 to 10 days before travel. During the application process, travelers must provide the travel itinerary, passport, visa, vaccine certificate, and residential address. Further information and the application procedures can be found at https://hso.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa/index

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days at a government-approved facility. Travelers are required to undergo COVID-19 testing on the eighth day. All quarantine and testing costs are at the traveler's expense.
Vaccinated travelers are only required to undergo quarantine for a period of 7 days at a government-approved facility.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival.

Testing on arrival

All arrivals are subject to COVID-19 testing on arrival.
For more details US Embassy in Malaysia

Government measures

A 'Movement Control Order' is in place throughout most of Malaysia. Inter-state and inter-district travel is currently prohibited and it is advised to not travel more than 10km from your residence or accommodation. To enter many facilities, temperature checks will be conducted and personal details will be noted for contact tracing purposes. Further information by region can be found in Malay at http://covid-19.moh.gov.my/terkini-negeri

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place. Inter-state and inter-district travel is only permitted for essential reasons. Travelers with a full vaccination status on the MySejahtera app may be allowed to visit their spouses and children outside the state.

Restaurants

Restaurants may open for delivery services only, with reduced hours. On-site dining is not permitted.

Bars

Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Essential shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, temperature checks, and social distancing. Most non-essential businesses are closed.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Malaysia

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Closed to Vistors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Delivery/Takeout only
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Banned

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Malaysia

The capital Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, as well as Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor states, remain under phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN). Interdistrict and interstate travel is suspended; exemptions are in place for individuals attending vaccination appointments. Short-term business travelers under the One-Stop Center (OSC) Initiative with permission from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) are exempt from the movement controls. Authorities do not allow children under the age of 12 in public except for exercise, medical, education, or emergency reasons. Only two people from each household can leave their residence to purchase essential items within 10 km (6 miles) of their residence; at most, three people from each household may leave home for medical reasons or emergencies within the same radius. People can participate in individual exercise within their neighborhood from 7 AM to 8 PM; Contact sports and gymnasiums remain barred. Shops selling essential items such as supermarkets, pharmacies, and departments stores may open 8 AM to 8 PM. Food establishments may only offer takeaway or delivery services from 6 AM to 10 PM. Taxis are limited to ferrying two passengers at a time. Public transport may operate at 50-percent capacity.
Kelantan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Sabah, and Terengganu states continue to be under phase 2 measures. Only two unvaccinated people from each household can leave their residence to purchase essential items and at most three for medical reasons or emergencies. Authorities advise individuals aged 17 and below to stay at home. Some economic sectors like mining and agriculture can reopen. Food establishments may operate from 6 AM to 10 PM and offer dine-in services for fully vaccinated persons with health protocols in place. Shops selling essential items like supermarkets and pharmacies may open from 6 AM to 10 PM.
Authorities are enacting phase 3 measures in Labuan, Perlis and Sarawak. Only three unvaccinated individuals from each household can leave their residence to purchase essential items or for medical reasons or emergencies. Essential business approved by the authorities may operate with 80 percent of employees on site. Food establishments can operate from 6 AM to midnight and offer dine-in services for fully vaccinated persons with health protocols in place.
Officials allow interdistrict and interstate travel for long-distance married couples and parents visiting children below 18 years old; individuals must present a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate to travel.
While there is no nationwide curfew, the government has encouraged people to remain in their residence after 8 PM nightly.
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Malaysia

Exercise a high degree of caution

You're not permitted to enter Malaysia as a tourist. If you plan to visit Malaysia, you must obtain approval from the Malaysian Government to enter (or exit and re-enter). If you’re in Malaysia, COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, under a 4 phase National Recovery Plan. Restrictions vary depending on what phase is in place at your location. Some restrictions are relaxed if you're fully vaccinated, including restrictions on interstate travel. COVID-19 restrictions can change quickly. Follow the advice of local authorities. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Malaysia overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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