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Travel Restrictions, Covid-19 Tests and Quarantine as 30 December 2021




1. Effective 1 November 2021, all travellers holding a valid Long Term Visit Pass in Malaysia are allowed to enter Malaysia without the need for approval from the      Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) through the MyTravelPass (MTP)/MyEntry. The exempted categories of Long Term Visit Passes that allowed   to enter Malaysia are as follows:

  • Diplomat (Exemption Order) / Dependent / Foreign Maid;
  • Study Pass (Category I, II, III) / Dependent / Foreign Maid;
  • Resident Pass Talent (RP-T) / Dependents / Foreign Maid;
  • Professional Visit Pass – Specialist;
  • Professional Visit Pass;
  • Permanent Resident (PR) / Spouse to PR / Child to PR;
  • Long Term Pass (Husband / Wife / Child) to Citizens;
  • As Senior Citizen;
  • Widow / Widow Pass to Citizens;
  • Student / Dependent / Escort Pass;
  • Malaysia Pass My Second Home (MM2H) / Dependents / Foreign Maid;
  • Resident Pass;
  • Temporary Working Visit Pass (PLKS); and
  • Foreign Maid (PRA).

2.Travellers who are not mentioned in paragraph 1 are required to apply, and obtain the approval from the Director General of Immigration of Malaysia at the following

link: (for non-Malaysians only). The categories required to apply and obtain the approval from JIM are as follows:

  • Social visits;
  • Holder of expired Long Term Visit Passes;
  • Application for Study Pass (Category I, II, III) / Resident Pass Talent (RP-T)/Dependents / Foreign Maid and Professional Visit Pass – Newly approved specialist; and
  • Short Term Business Traveller.


3. Effective 17 December 2021, travellers are required to undergo COVID-19 screening test (RT-PCR) within two (2) days prior to departure to Malaysia.

4. Effective 18 October 2021, the quarantine period for travellers (Malaysians and non-Malaysians) who enter Malaysia has been reduced to 7 days for those who have

completed their COVID-19 vaccination, and 10 days for those who have not completed their vaccine at dedicated quarantine centres.

5.The costs for COVID-19 test, quarantine and any other related cost will be borne by the travellers.

6.Travellers are advised to check with their respective airlines in advance on any other COVID-19 requirements set by the airlines to avoid complications at the airport.

7. Travellers are required to make payment in advance prior to departure via MySafeTravel ( or MyQr by MyEGMobile App for quarantine

charges, and any COVID-19 screening test that will be taken upon arrival at the Malaysian international point of entry. Proof of payments must be presented to the officer on

duty for COVID-19 screening test and quarantine at the Malaysian international point of entry.

8. Travellers who are transiting at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) before their journey to Sabah/Sarawak/Labuan or other States, they will be quarantined in Kuala Lumpur if the transit time is more than 24 hours. For journey to Sabah or   Sarawak, please refer to the following link for more information:

9. Travellers are required to download, register, and activate MySejahtera online application before entering Malaysia. The application can be downloaded from the following link:

10. Currently, only fully vaccinated travellers (Malaysians and non Malaysians) are   eligible to apply for home quarantine in Malaysia (one month validity from the approval date only). Travellers must own a residence in Malaysia and fulfil the following vaccination requirements:

  • 14 days after the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine; or
  • 28 days after a single-dose vaccine.

Applications for home quarantine must be submitted to Ministry of Health (MOH) through new portal days prior to date of entry to Malaysia. Approval for home quarantine must be obtained before departure to Malaysia and must be presented upon arrival. Otherwise, charges for quarantine at dedicated centres must be paid before departure as mentioned in Paragraph 7.

11. Further inquiries regarding the COVID-19 test or arrival/ quarantine/ departure  procedures shall be submitted directly to NADMA ( or the Crisis

Preparedness and Response Centre of the Ministry of Health at +603-8881 0200 / 0600 / 0700, WhatsApp: +6013-9279454 / +6010 9699435 or

12. Information of this document may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Further inquiries, can be directed to the Consular Section, Embassy of

Malaysia, Santiago at