Travel Advisory Travel Advisory

For Malaysian Citizens Planning Trips to the United States

1. If you are planning a trip to the U.S., be aware that you may face unpredictable circumstances, travel restrictions, challenges in returning home or accessing health care while abroad.

2. Entry to the U.S. has been suspended for foreign nationals who have been in China, Iran, European Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City) United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), Republic of Ireland and Brazil, at any point (including transit) during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the U.S. For more information on travel restrictions into the U.S., please visit the State Department website here.

3. If you have just returned from international travel, the Centers for Diasease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. recommends travelers to stay home for 14 days from the time you returned home from international travel. During this 14-day period, take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing. Use this temperature log to monitor your temperature.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others.
  • Do not go to work or school.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

For Foreign Nationals Planning Trips to Malaysia

1. Malaysia has implemented entry and movement restrictions on all foreign nationals in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. On 7 June, the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) was implemented in Malaysia and will be in effect from 10 June - 31 August 2020. 

2. During this time, all foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, are restricted from entry to Malaysia until August 31, though this end date may be further extended at the discretion of the Malaysian government. Any traveler permitted to enter Malaysia during the RMCO will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day self-quarantine. 

3. Foreign nationals may transit through the international terminals of Malaysian airports as long as they are not required to pass through immigration while in transit. Foreign nationals are permitted to depart the country. All travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Travelers should closely monitor the situation in Malaysia and other transit countries before travel.

Quarantine Information:

4. Any traveler permitted to enter Malaysia during the RMCO will be subject to a COVID-19 screening test upon arrival.  Those who test positive will be transferred directly to a designated government hospital for treatment, while those who test negative will be required to complete a mandatory fourteen-day self-quarantine. Travelers will be required to download the MySejahtera application prior to entry. For additional information on quarantine requirements, please contact the Malaysian National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA).

5. In the meantime, if would like to find out more about the latest precautionary measures in Malaysia in response to the outbreak, travel advisories/restrictions to Malaysia or other information, please visit the websites of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Health, as well as Ministry of Health social media accounts:

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Doctor On Call, has also set up a platform to disseminate information on COVID-19 in Malaysia, including a list of designated public hospitals in each state that are equipped to screen for COVID-19.

6. If you have any other inquiries, you may contact the National Operations Management Center on the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic at (+603) 8888 2010. Additionally, you may also contact the Task Force of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, with the following contact details:

Telephone :     (+603) 8887 8770

                        (+603) 8889 2746

                        (+603) 8887 4570

Email :