Malaysia: Updated COVID-19 Related Entrance Requirements 

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • Removal of pre-departure and arrival COVID-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers
  • Updated COVID-19 related entry requirements for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers 


On 1 May 2022, the government of Malaysia updated its COVID-19 related entry measures. All travelers must present a Traveler's Card display via the MySejahtera app upon arrival. The following travelers will no longer be required to undergo COVID-19 testing prior to departure or upon arrival: 

  • Travelers aged 12 and under regardless of vaccination status; 
  • Travelers aged 13 years and above who have completed a vaccination regimen; 
  • Travelers with a history of COVID-19 infection within six to 60 days from the recovery date prior to departure. 

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated will be required to complete the following: 

  • Undergo RT-PCR COVID-19 pre-departure testing within two days prior to departure; 
  • Undergo RTK COVID-19 screening under the supervision of a private medical practitioner (either virtually or physically) within 24 hours of arrival; and 
  • Undergo a five-day quarantine and undergo RT-PCR testing on the fourth day or RTK testing on the fifth day.  

In addition, travelers will no longer be required to provide proof of COVID-19 health insurance prior to entry. For additional information on entry requirements, click here.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Malaysia updated its COVID-19 related entrance requirements on 1 May 2022. Fully vaccinated travelers will no longer be required to undergo COVID-19 testing prior to departure or upon arrival. Travelers entering the country should ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization prior to arrival.  

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 16 May 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.