TRAVELLING INTO MALAYSIA
LATEST UPDATE: 01 March 2022
Recently on 12 January 2022, a new ruling came into effect whereby travelers who are fully vaccinated and recently recovered from Covid-19 infection need not undergo quarantine.
Travellers are required to present evidence that they are fully vaccinated as well as present a printed or digital laboratory report that proves they have been recently infected with the virus. The infection must fall between 11 to 60 days before arriving in Malaysia.
In addition, effective from 24 January 2022, fully vaccinated adults with booster or adolescents travelling will have a reduced quarantine period of 5 days. Tests required is as stated below and release on Day 5 is on condition that the RT-PCR on Day 4 is negative or if supervised RTK-Ag test on Day 5 is negative.
Please be advised that the rules change and it is wise to always check on the latest Information For those travelling into Sabah, please visit www.sabahtourism.com/alert for the latest information. Below is a summary of the latest protocols, rules and standard operating procedures (SOP) of travelling into Malaysia.
Tests Prior to Departure, Upon Arrival & During Quarantine
- All passengers must undergo COVID-19 screening test upon arrival.
- All passengers arriving from overseas must provide a negative RT-PCR test result taken two (2) days before departing to Malaysia, failing which, their entry will be denied. The certificate must be presented in digital or hardcopy, preferably in English or Bahasa Malaysia.
- Travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by fully vaccinated parents or guardians.
- Foreign travellers can transit in Malaysia without obtaining clearance through MyTravelPass/MyEntry and abide by the respective country’s entry restriction.
- Passengers entering Malaysia from any of the specific categories (High Risk Countries with high Covid-19 Omicron variant cases reported, Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Malaysia-Singapore, Langkawi International Tourist Bubble (LITB) are required to observe specific requirements to enter into Malaysia.
- All passengers must go through a Health Assessment by the medical officer on duty upon arrival.
- Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependent/sPassengers who are asymptomatic are required to undergo RT-PCR test for the COVID-19 upon arrival.
- Passengers with mild symptoms are required to undergo a COVID-19, RTK-AG, or RT-PCR COVID-19 test upon arrival.
- Passengers with moderate/severe symptoms will be referred to a medical expert on duty for further action. Further action is based on health assessments by medical experts.
- Passengers will bear any applicable charges.
- The cost for quarantine that includes COVID-19 screening test, transport, accommodation, meal, and handling cost as determined by the Malaysian Ministry of Health are to be borne by passengers. Payment of any applicable charges are to be made through the MySafeTravel System accessible on https://safetravel.myeg.com.my/ or the MyQR phone app prior to their arrival into Malaysia to avoid congestion at the airport.
Quarantine & MySejahtera
- All passengers must also observe a 5-day quarantine for fully vaccinated passengers* with booster shot administered, 7-day quarantine for fully vaccinated passengers and a 10-day quarantine for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers upon arrival at designated quarantine centres or home quarantine, subject to approval.*Fully vaccinated passengers are those with recognized WHO vaccine and have completed the maturity period (14 days or 28 days).
- Fully vaccinated passengers including Malaysians and foreigners who have a residence in Malaysia, including permanent residents and MM2H visa holders returning from overseas, may observe their quarantine at home, subject to strict requirements.
- Eligible passengers for a home quarantine are required to apply for approval seven (7) days before departure through Ministry of Health Malaysia official website at https://hso.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa/index. The approval is subject to the Ministry of Health Risk Assessment.
- All passengers are required to install the MySejahtera application on their phones and scan the QRCODE "Travelers from Abroad" via the app at the international arrival. This is for contact tracing purposes. The app is developed by the Government of Malaysia especially for Malaysians and Non-Malaysians returning or visiting Malaysia starting from departure, upon arrival, and during the quarantine periods.
- Passengers may visit https://mysejahtera.malaysia.gov.my for more information.
- All international arrival passengers with onward connection to domestic stations and have obtained a “Home Quarantine” approval can continue their journey. However, travels to Sabah and Sarawak are subject to the respective State Disaster Management Committee’s travelling requirements
Isolation & Quarantine
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has also shorten quarantine for close contacts and isolation period for positive cases with effect from 1 March 2022 with new procedures and testing protocols.
Latest Update: 1st March 2022
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