Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Malaysia

Information last updated on March 25, 2021.

It’s been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Traveling now is more complicated than it used to be, due to numerous restrictions, vaccinations, and other local factors. We admit that getting away is not easy, but it is by no means impossible! However, Malaysia is still not fully open for tourism at the moment. We are all waiting for that day!

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Here is all you need to know if you’re thinking of traveling to Malaysia now!

Who can visit Malaysia right now?
Malaysia is currently closed for tourism. Only permanent residents and citizens are allowed to return.
Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry in Malaysia?
No, the test will be done on arrival.
Is quarantine mandatory for travelers entering Malaysia?
Yes, all travelers must comply with a 14-day quarantine in a state-designated facility. Foreign citizens need to cover the cost of their stay, returning Malaysian passport holders only pay half of the cost. The total cost of the stay, including 3 meals a day, is 4700 MYR.
Is there any other special requirement before traveling?
Yes, it is compulsory to submit a Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity along with an Entry Permit.
Is domestic traveling allowed in Malaysia?
Yes, there are no restrictions on domestic travel.
Are there any special rules set in place regarding the pandemic?
It is recommended to download MySejahtera App. Strict hygiene measures are also in place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I travel to Malaysia from the US right now?
No, Malaysia is not open for tourism.
Can I travel to Malaysia from the UK right now?
No, Malaysia has suspended all flights arriving from the UK until further notice. Moreover, travel restrictions are very strict in the UK right now.
Can I travel to Malaysia from Canada right now? No, Malaysia is not open for tourism at the moment. Moreover, the government of Canada strongly advises against leisure travel.
Is a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for travelers entering Malaysia?
No, vaccination is not required at the moment.
What are the best things to do in Malaysia right now?
Malaysia offers so many options for spending a great vacation. There are plenty of tours and activities you can enjoy while traveling in this amazing Asian country. Make sure you check out our dedicated page where you can find the inspiration for your next adventure.


Bear in mind that all information is subject to change. Travel restrictions vary depending on the evolution of the pandemic in different states. We strongly advise you to follow the indications of your local authorities before you decide to travel. We constantly update the information to keep you informed, but it is always a good idea to check the official websites of your destination country before your departure.