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: https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTRavel/Pass/main (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 (https://safetravel.myeg.com.my) 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:
- Sabah: https://phednp.wixsite.com/website
- Sarawak: https://sarawakdisastermc.com
9.Travellers are required to download, register, and activate MySejahtera online application before entering Malaysia. The application can be downloaded from the following link: https://mysejahtera.malaysia.gov.my
10.Currently, only fully vaccinated travellers (Malaysians and non Malaysians) are eligible to apply for home quarantine in Malaysia. 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 https://hso.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa/index4-10 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 (http://www.nadma.gov.my) or the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre of the Ministry of Health at +603-8881 0200 / 0600 / 0700, WhatsApp: +6013-9279454 / +6010 9699435 or email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
VISA APPLICATION/ TRAVEL ADVISORY
A) APPLICATION IN PERSON
All Visa Application must be submitted in person at the Embassy of Malaysia, Santiago, Chile.
The processing time for visa application with complete documents is usually three (3) working days.
Requirement for Visa Application
Visitors who wish to apply for a Malaysian Visa without hotel reservation (staying at relative’s/friend’s house) requested to provide supporting documents as below:
- Invitation/Cover letter from sponsor stating:
- full name, address & MYKAD No
- (Malaysian)/Passport No. (Non-Malaysian)
- Copy of sponsor’s MYKAD/PASSPORT.
Submission is between 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon and collection is only after 3.00 p.m. (on weekdays excluding public holidays).
B) APPLICATION BY POST
For the visa application by post, the applicant agrees that it is their sole responsibility for any loss or damage incurred during delivery. The Embassy of Malaysia in Santiago, Chile will not entertain any claims relating to the above. Failure to attach supporting documents properly could result in rejection of your visa application.
Please take note that visa applications by post will only be accepted from country without Malaysian Mission office.
Malaysia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details
Customs Import regulations:
- 200 cigarettes or 225 grams of tobacco;
- max. 1 liter of wine, spirits or malt liquor;
- max. 3 pieces of new wearing apparel;
- one pair of new footwear;
- one unit of each portable electrical or battery operated appliance for personal care and hygiene;
- a total max. of MYR 75.- of dutiable food preparations;
- all other goods, incl. gifts and souvenirs up to a total value of max. MYR 400.- (except goods from Langkawi and Labuan, up to a total value of max. MYR 500.-).
ILLICIT DRUGS: THE PUNISHMENT FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING IS DEATH BY HANGING
Import and export of illicit drugs (eg: morphine, heroine, opium, marijuana, etc.) are strictly prohibited.
Prescribed drugs can only be imported into or exported from the country by virtue of a license issued by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
The items can only be imported duty free if the following conditions are met:
- the articles are imported by the visitor on his person or his baggage;
- non-residents stay in Malaysia more than 72 hours;and
- nationals and residents of Malaysia have left the country for more than 72 hours.
The following goods are absolutely prohibited from importation:
- Reproduction of any currency note, bank note, or coin which are currently been issued in any country.
- Indecent printings, paintings, photographs, books, cards, lithographic, engravings, films, video tapes, laser discs, color slides, computer disc and any other media.
- Any device which intended to be prejudicial to the interest of Malaysia or unsuited with peace.
- All genuses of Piranha fish.
- Turtle eggs.
- Cocoa pods, rambutans, pulasan, longan, and nam nam fruits from Philipines and Indonesia.
- Intoxicating liquors containing more than 3.46 milligrams per liter in any lead or in any compound of copper.
- Daggers and flick knives.
- Broadcast receivers capable of receiving radio communication within the ranges (68 - 87) MHz and (108 - 174) MHz
- Sodium arsenate.
- Cloth bearing the imprint or duplicate of any verses of the Quran.
- Pen, pencil, and other articles resembling syringes.
- Poisonous chemical
- Lightning arresters containing radioactive material.
- Additional Information on regulations:
- Duty free allowances are per person only (pooling not allowed).
The importations of goods specified below are prohibited except under an import license or permit from relevant authorities:
- Egg in the shells.
- Any meat, bones, hide, skin, hoofs, horns, offal or any part of the animals and Poultry.
- Live animals-primates including ape, monkey, lemur, galago, potto, and others.
- Explosives and Fireworks
- Imitation arms, toy gun / pistols.
- Imitation hand grenades.
- Arms and ammunition other than personal arms ammunition imported by bona fide traveler.
- Bullet proof vests, steel helmets and other articles of clothing as protection against attack.
- Soil and pests including live insects, rats, snails, and cultures of plant disease causing organisms.
- Safety helmets (except as worn by motorcyclists or motorcycle pillion riders).
- Video machines excluding game watches and video games for use with television receiver.
- Motor vehicles.
- Batik sarong.
- Rice and padi including rice products.
- Equipment to be connected to a public telecommunication network.
- Radio communication being used for telecommunication in the frequency lower than 3000 GHz.
- Saccharin and its salt.
- Parabola antenna for outdoor use.
- Pests and organisms which are capable of being injurious to plants.
- Live fish.
- Animal oils and fats.
- Plants include parts and plant products.
- Household and agricultural pesticides.
- Electric domestic equipment that use 50 volt or 120 volt Dc or more
- Toxic and/or hazardous wastes.
- Corals, alive or dead.
- Apparatus/equipment for the brewing of beer in the home.
- Pharmaceutical products
PROHIBITION/RESTRICTION OF EXPORTS
The following goods are absolutely prohibited from exportation:
- Turtle eggs.
- Rattan from Peninsula of Malaysia.
The following are some of the goods which require an export license/permit from relevant authorities:
- Any animal or bird, other than a domestic animal or domestic fowl, whether alive or dead or any part thereof.
- Live animals from bovine species.
- Meat of bovine animals.
- Plants including orchids.
- Vegetables, fresh, chilled or frozen in excess 3kg per consignment.
- Palm kernels and palm seeds.
- Military clothing and equipment.
- Arms and ammunition.
- Antiquities as defined or stated in any written law in Malaysia.
- Sugar and rice
- Coral, alive or dead.
- Live prawns/shrimps/fish.
- Collections of zoological, botanical, mineralogical, anatomical, historical, archaeological, or ethnographical with numismatic interest.
Free export of reasonable quantities of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.
Must be older than 3 months of age and require:
- Health certificate, issued 7 days prior to departure and stating that during the preceding 6 months no case of rabies has occurred in the country of dispatch and the animal has not been imported to the country of origin;
- Anti-rabies vaccination certificate;
- Landing permit;
- Import permit issued by the Malaysian Department Of Veterinary Services; Email: email@example.com; and
- Dogs and cats are quarantined for 7 days or more, except if arriving from Brunei Darussalam, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore or the United Kingdom. Originating airports must telex station manager of transporting airline at point of disembarkation flight number, origin and destination, types and numbers of pets
Those subject to quarantine must have space reserved in advance at Kuala Lumpur Quarantine Station.
Baggage Clearance regulations:
Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Malaysia.
- baggage of passengers transiting between terminal KLIA and terminal KLIA2 in Kuala Lumpur (KUL). Passengers must collect their baggage on arrival in Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and re-check in;and
- baggage of passengers with a connecting flight booked on a separate ticket. Baggage must be collected and re-checked in for the connecting flight.
Local currency (Malaysian Ringgit-MYR) and foreign currencies: No restrictions. Amounts exceeding MYR 30,000.- and USD 10,000.- or equivalent must be declared for re-export.
Currency Export regulations:
Allowed: local currency (Malaysian Ringgit-MYR): up to MYR 30,000.- and foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts may be exported if import has been declared upon arrival.
No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.