Malaysia: Updates for Long-Term Pass Holders 

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key points

  • Long-Term Pass holders will no longer require approval to enter Malaysia beginning 1 Nov 2021 


The Malaysian government announced that Long-Term Pass holders will no longer be required to obtain approval to enter Malaysia beginning 1 Nov 2021. To qualify, the traveler’s Pass must be valid at the time of entry. Categories that do not require approval are best 
found here.  

Categories that require approval include: 

  • Social Visits;
  • Business Visits / Short-Term Business Travelers;
  • Any existing Malaysian Long-Term Pass that has already expired; and
  • Any new applications for Malaysian Long-Term Pass (where the Pass itself is not yet endorsed into the passport) 

Entry requirements will remain in place for all. Arrivals to Malaysia will still be required to: 

  • Provide a negative COVID PCR test result no more than 72 hours upon arrival; and 
  • Undergo quarantine for seven days (for fully vaccinated) and 10 days (for not vaccinated) 

What’s Changed?  

Malaysia has announced a list of Long-Term Pass Holders that will not be required to obtain approval to enter the country beginning 1 Nov 2021. This change will allow certain Long-Term Pass Holders to enter the country under fewer restrictions. Travelers holding short-term passes will still be required to request approval before entering Malaysia.  

Looking Ahead 

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

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.