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Travel Restrictions in Malaysia due to Covid-19

Malaysia Travel Restrictions

Last updated on: 20th May 2021

The Government of Malaysia has issued certain travel restrictions, for both its citizens and visitors, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Whether it's a business trip or a casual vacation, do take a couple of minutes to read the updated Malaysia travel restrictions before planning out your next trip. From information on the documents required to let you enter Malaysia to guidelines that are imposed and followed within the country, read on to get an idea of how to adjust your itinerary when you enter Malaysia. The Malaysia travel restrictions do change as the COVID-19 situation in Malaysia evolves, so stay up-to-date with the latest information displayed on the redBus website. redBus offers a plethora of bus options that follow safety protocols to the T. Read on to know more about the Malaysia travel restrictions, documents to carry, and safety guidelines to follow when you visit Malaysia.

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Covid-19 Restrictions to keep in mind when travelling to and from Malaysia

Key Points to keep in mind:

  • Movement Control Order (MCO) is in effect across all states in Malaysia.
  • Entry is restricted to passengers, with a few exceptions.
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test is mandatory.
  • Passengers should download the “MySejahtera app” atleast a day before their departure to Malaysia.
  • Students should apply for their written permission from the immigration department. This can be done by clicking here.
  • Passengers travelling to Swarak would have to complete the “eHealth Declaration Form” and an “enterSarawak” form which can be obtained by clicking here.
  • Interstate travel is suspended.

What are the travel restrictions followed in Malaysia?

  • Passengers are restricted from entering Malaysia. This does not apply to students with a written approval from the immigration agency, Malaysian nationals, passengers with a MyTravelPass (MTP), and passengers who possess a diplomatic passport.

What are the documents required while traveling to Malaysia?

  • A printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test should be provided. The test should have been taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to the time of departure from the first embarkation point to Malaysia.
  • Passengers should also produce a completed copy of the “Letter of Undertaking” before departure and present the same to the Malaysian authorities when they arrive in Malaysia. The Letter of Undertaking can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • Nationals of Malaysia should carry their proof of identity. The same applies to diplomatic passengers as well.
  • Students entering Malaysia should produce their written approval from the immigration department after applying for the same here.
  • Passengers should complete their health declaration at least a day before their departure to Malaysia on the “MySejahtera app”.

Are there any quarantine rules in Malaysia?

  • Passengers entering Malaysia will be quarantined for a period of 7 to 10 days.
  • This time period will be reduced to 7 days in case the COVID-19 PCR test that was taken at least 3 days before their arrival in Malaysia is negative.
  • Quarantine expenses are borne by the passenger.
  • Domestic border crossings might require you to quarantine as well as undergo testing.

What guidelines do I have to follow while in Malaysia?

  • All public transport is currently suspended due to MCO in place.
  • Use of face masks in public is mandatory.
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 meters from others at all times to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Mass gatherings under protocols are allowed but with a cap of 500 people.
  • Click here to take a look at the updated COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions imposed in Malaysia.

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