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Malaysian Entry & Exit Requirements



Entry Restrictions:
In conjunction with the Prime Minister of Malaysia’s announcement on the "Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO)" the following revised travel restrictions will come into effect as of 10 June 2020 onward:

Eligibility for entry to Malaysia extends to the following categories.
1. Malaysians (Malaysians that have left Malaysia past the announcement of the government’s MCO ruling on 18 Mar 2020 will only be permitted re-entry with written approval from the Immigration of Malaysia. The MCO has been extended to 31 Aug 2020 to date)
2. Foreigners (Holdings prior approval from Immigration of Malaysia)
a. Expatriate Pass (Category 1)
b. Resident Pass – Talent (RP-T)
c. Dependent Pass of the category mentioned above (a & b)
d. Foreign Maids of the category mentioned above (a & b)
e. Expatriate Pass (Category 2 & 3) permitted with DG of Immigration (KPI) approval
f. Professional Visit Pass (Specialist Category) permitted with DG of Immigration (KPI) approval
g. International Students, permitted with DG of Immigration (KPI) approval
h. Health Visits (MHTC), permitted with DG of Immigration (KPI) approval
3. MM2H pass holders

Upon Entry (Updated 24 June):
As per the Ministry of Health’s guideline on "Person Under Surveillance" (PUS), all Malaysian citizens and non-citizens (that are allowed to enter Malaysia) will be required to adhere to the following procedures with additional requirements by specific categories as detailed below. Effective 29 June 2020, Ministry of Health Malaysia has issue a mandate requiring fees for COVID-19 tests’ conducted at international entry points to be borne by passengers, with specific rates for citizens and non-citizens (foreigners).

- Required to download and register their details in the MySejahtera app prior to arriving. App FAQ available here
- Required to download and register their details in the MySejahtera app prior to arriving
- All passengers will be subjected to a health screening upon arrival
- All PUS/passengers with no symptoms will further undergo a swab test
- PUS with no symptoms showing and have been tested negative for COVID-19 will be required to conduct self quarantine per the address registered in the MySejahtera app
- PUS with negative result will be provided with a "HAT" (Health Assessment Tool) for their home quarantine surveillance. This is in accordance to Annex 14: Supervision And Observation Order At Home For Contact Of 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infection Under Section 15 (1) Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.
- PUS with positive result will be referred directly to the hospital
- Exception from self quarantine for foreign nationals arriving from countries in the Green Zone (Brunei, Singapore, New Zealand & Australia)

Entry Procedures for Expatriates (Foreign Nationals)
- Taken a PCR or COVID-19 swab test with a negative result, within three (3) days prior to arriving in Malaysia
Entry Procedures for International Students Studying in Government/Private Higher Learning Institutions (IPTA / IPTS) & International Schools in Malaysia
- The student must be registered with the Ministry of Higher Learning (KPT) and Malaysian Education Ministry (KPM). Prior verification from KPT / KPM must be obtained through the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) before an application is made to the Immigration Department for approval. - Taken a PCR or COVID-19 swab test with a negative result, within three (3) days prior to arriving in Malaysia
Entry Procedures for Foreign Nationals on the purpose of Medical Visits
- The patient and one (1) accompanying person must firstly register through the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC). MHTC to present the list of applicants to the Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM).
- If approved, the approval letter for entry into Malaysia will be issued by the MHTC and this letter must be presented to the Immigration Officer upon arrival.
- Once the immigration approval has been obtained, both the patient and accompanying person must take a PCR or COVID-19 swab test with a negative result, within three (3) days prior to arriving in Malaysia
- Compulsory quarantine is not required however the patient and accompanying person must be taken straight away to the hospital which is managed by the MHTC personnel immediately upon arrival.

Transit Exceptions:
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. Transfer from international flight to domestic flight is not allowed except for eligible Malaysians travelling to Sabah & Sarawak.

Sabah & Sarawak

Travel restrictions may differ slightly for travel to the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak which have local autonomy over immigration at domestic and international ports of entry, the same general restrictions as the federal government may apply with additional state imposed restrictions.

i. Sabah (updated 9 June):
a. All travellers into Sabah will be subjected to a COVID-19 swab test upon arrival and will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine either at designated centre or self- quarantine (subject to KKM screening on arrival)
b. For Malaysians to be exempted from 14-day quarantine upon arrival; individual must have undergone a COVID-19 testing (3 to 7days before departure date) and must present the letter of result from KKM (with negative results) during screening

ii. Sarawak (updated 19 June):
a. All arriving passengers into Sarawak are required to download and register their details on the MySejahtera application
b. All arriving passengers are required to complete the (E-Health Declaration) form at http://sdmc.sarawak.gov.my
c. Arriving passengers will be subjected to random COVID-19 swab checks and are advised to download the COVID Trace Sarawak and Qmunity app
d. All returning Sarawakians from overseas will have to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated centres and be subject to a COVID-19 testing on Day 10 of the quarantine period
e. All Malaysians entering Sarawak with a past record of having been overseas in the last month will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine at designated centres and be subject to a COVID-19 testing on Day 10 of the quarantine period
f. All foreigners with approved permits/documentation (work permit/visas/MM2H) to enter Sarawak will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine with all cost incurred borne by the individual

Indonesians arriving into Sarawak
1. Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Bencana Negeri (State Disaster Management Committee) has issued a temporary ban effective 19 June 2020 on Indonesians arriving into Sarawak until further notice.

2. Returning Sarawakians from Indonesia are required to undergo quarantined at designated quarantine centres and will be tested for COVID-19 on the Day 10 of the quarantine period

3. Returning Sarawakians from all other countries (excluding Indonesia) will be required to be tested for COVID-19 within 3 days before their flight departs. Upon arrival, passengers will be required to conduct self/home quarantine and be tested for COVID-19 on Day 10 of the quarantine period. For those residing in rural areas, the quarantine upon arrival will be conducted at designated quarantine centres with the COVID-19 test conducted on Day 10 of the quarantine period.

Exit/Entry Requirements (Updated 24 June):
COVID-19 Test for China Bound from Malaysia
Passengers departing into China shall now clear (test result to show negative) the Rapid Covid-19 Swab or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. The test result shall be generated and valid not more than three (3) days prior to departure. Verification will be done at the check-in counter. Any passenger found with temperature exceeding 37.0ºC shall be denied boarding in conformity with the guidelines approved by the Chinese authorities.

Malaysians exiting (Students, Working Abroad)
As of 24 June 2020, Malaysians going abroad for studies and work are permitted to travel without prior documentation from Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia however a valid student pass, offer letter, work permit or other valid documentation will be required to be presented to the Immigration Officer on duty.


The information herein is subject to relevant board of authorities and operating stakeholders. As such, please note updates are done to the best possible to ensure timeliness and accuracy.





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