Malaysia: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions

Updated on 18:38, Sep 27, 2021 UTC+8
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Malaysia

Malaysia

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Entry into MalaysiaEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
"Periodic Commuting Arrangement" for Singapore Residents
Singaporean nationals and permanent residents holding valid long-term Malaysian visas for business or work purposes may be eligible for a new "Periodic Commuting Arrangement" (PCA) scheme allowing travel via the Johor-Singapore Causeway and Malaysia-Singapore Second Link land border checkpoints. Malaysia-based employers must submit an application for a "MyTravelPass" to use the PCA on behalf of their employees. Applications must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the employee's intended entry into Malaysia and employees must be willing to remain in Malaysia for at least 90 days before returning to Singapore. Persons using the PCA must install and use the "MySejahtera" mobile application. Upon arrival in Malaysia, they must self-isolate for 14 days under the terms of a modified "Home Surveillance Order" (HSO) and afterwards undergo a serological test for COVID-19 using a rapid test kit (RTK). Persons who test negative will be released from their HSO.

All Others 
Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Malaysia. This policy does not apply to lawful permanent residents, diplomats and their dependents posted to Malaysia, persons holding a valid long-term pass or specific approval to enter Malaysia, persons who hold a "Malaysia My Second Home" (MM2H) pass, persons who hold a valid student pass, and persons who are oil and gas workers, or who are seafarers. Foreign nationals (regardless of status or purpose) who, within 14 days of their scheduled departure for Malaysia, have visited Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka are prohibited from entering Malaysia. Limited exemptions apply for persons who obtain special travel authorization. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local Malaysian embassy or consulate in order to verify their entry eligibility and restrictions specific to their location prior to finalizing travel arrangements.

All persons (including Malaysian nationals) authorized to return from a location with confirmed cases of a SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Such persons must, prior to departure, install and register using the "MySejahtera" mobile application to receive a QR code necessary during arrival. Upon arrival, travelers are required to undergo additional testing for COVID-19, a 14-day quarantine, and must monitor their health status using the "MySejahtera" mobile application. Additional testing may be required during the quarantine period. Foreign nationals must use the "MySafeTravel System" to book and prepay in full for all required testing and quarantine services. Malaysian nationals will be charged a reduced rate. The "MySafeTravel System" is available via the following URL: https://safetravel.myeg.com.my/

Be advised, some state-level authorities in Malaysia have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions. A current list of locations with confirmed cases of a SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern is available via the following URL (in Malay): http://covid-19.moh.gov.my/garis-panduan/gp-umum-covid19/senarai-negara-penularan-variant-of-concern-voc
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
FAQ
How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
Do I have to quarantine when I travel abroad?
What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
How do I check current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
How can I be sure the information I find here is accurate?