[Updated]: Malaysia Border Reopening

April 1, 2022 Jessie Butchley

This article was originally published on 10 March 2022 and was updated on 1 April 2022 to reflect new information.  

1 April 2022 Update: The government of Malaysia released a checklist for travelers entering the country beginning 1 April 2022.  

Step 1: Prior to entering Malaysia, travelers must:  

  • Download and register their information on the MySejahtera application;  
  • Fill out the pre-departure form in the traveler icon of the application;
  • Obtain a negative RT-PCR test result taken within two days of departure; and 
  • Ensure that they have health insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 20,000  

Fully vaccinated travelers will receive a Traveler Card in blue, indicating that they have completed a full vaccination regimen. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers will receive a Traveler Card in red. Entrance and quarantine requirements will vary depending on vaccination status and the traveler’s COVID-19 test results.  


Key Points 

  • Updated entrance requirements for travelers entering Malaysia  
  • Removal of quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers  

Overview  

The government of Malaysia will adjust entrance requirements on 1 April 2022. Under these changes, fully vaccinated travelers who have received a booster dose will be required to undergo PCR testing two days prior to departure and an RTK-Ag professional test within 24 hours of arrival.   

Travelers exposed to COVID-19 in the past 60 days prior to departure will be required to undergo an RTK-Ag professional test two days prior to departure and an RTK-Ag professional test within 24 hours of arrival.   

Unvaccinated travelers and partially vaccinated travelers must undergo PCR testing two days prior to departure and RTK-Ag professional testing within 24 hours of arrival. These travelers will also be required to undergo PCR testing on day four, RTK-Ag testing on day five, and quarantine for a period of five days upon arrival.  

For additional information, click here.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Malaysia will introduce new entrance requirements beginning 1 April 2022. These requirements will vary depending on the traveler's vaccination status.  

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of Malaysia’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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This article was published on 10 March 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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