MALAYSIA TRAVEL

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Find out all the essential travel information and requirements you need to know before you go.

Travellers are to take note of any pre-departure requirements, health and immigration declarations.
Please note that requirements for travelling to / within Malaysia can change on short notice.
Travellers should be prepared for quarantine-free travel to be paused or suspended in case of changes to the COVID-19 situation.

✈ INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO / FROM MALAYSIA

Eligibility

  • Only fully vaccinated* individuals from the list of approved countries by the Malaysian authorities can travel on the Langkawi Travel Bubble.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by fully vaccinated guardians / parents.
  • Travellers are required to stay in Langkawi for at least 3 days.
  • Travellers have to undergo multiple COVID-19 tests:
    • A pre-departure RT-PCR test 72 hours prior to departure for Langkawi. 
    • An on-arrival rapid molecular testing for those arriving via Kuala Lumpur International Airport, while those heading straight to Langkawi will undergo a RT-PCR test on their second day of arrival.
    • Those who will stay in Langkawi for more than 5 days must do a screening test on the fifth day. 
    • From 8 Dec 2021, travellers entering Malaysia must undergo additional COVID-19 tests including:
      • RTK-Ag test or ART (self-test) on the second, fourth and sixth day after arrival.
      • On the third and fifth day after arrival, they will have to undergo a professional RTK-Ag test.
      • All test results must be reported via the MySejahtera app.
      • Travellers are also required to undergo an RT-PCR test at least 48 hours earlier before leaving Langkawi island.
  • Travellers must purchase mandatory insurance with a minimum coverage of US$80,000 (RM332,000). 

*Fully vaccinated refers to:
14 days after 2nd dose of Pfizer, Astrazeneca, or Sinovac; or 28 days after one dose of Johnson & Johnson or Cansino.

For more information:
• Who can travel quarantine-free to Langkawi → Learn more

Pre-Departure

  • Purchase mandatory insurance with a minimum coverage of US$80,000 (RM332,000). 
  • Undergo a RT-PCR test 72 hours prior to departure for Langkawi.

Arrival

  • Travellers arriving via Kuala Lumpur International Airport will undergo rapid molecular testing, while those heading straight to Langkawi will undergo a RT-PCR test on their second day of arrival.
  • Travellers who will stay in Langkawi for more than 5 days must do a screening test on the fifth day. 
  • From 8 Dec 2021, travellers entering Malaysia must undergo additional COVID-19 tests including:
    • RTK-Ag test or ART (self-test) on the second, fourth and sixth day after arrival.
    • On the third and fifth day after arrival, they will have to undergo a professional RTK-Ag test.
    • All test results must be reported via the MySejahtera app.
    • Travellers are also required to undergo an RT-PCR test at least 48 hours earlier before leaving Langkawi island.

All travellers should comply with any prevailing public health and safe distancing measures, guidance, directives and arrangements in Langkawi to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection. Travellers are advised to pay attention to announcements by local authorities.

  • Stay updated with the latest SOPs by the National Security Council (MKN)
  • Download the MySejahtera mobile app to display health status when required
  • Keep receipts of booking confirmations and all relevant documents for verification purposes

Eligibility

  • Travellers must have stayed in one or more active VTL countries in the last 14 consecutive days prior to departure for Singapore (including Malaysia and Singapore).
  • Travellers must be fully vaccinated with World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines, with the final dose completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Singapore.
    • Proof of vaccination issued in any VTL country or Singapore must be presented
  • Visitors to Singapore (short term visitors and long term pass holders) must apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). Fully vaccinated Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents do not need to apply.
    • Applications for VTP for travellers from Malaysia will begin on 22 Nov 2021.
  • Travellers to Singapore must take multiple COVID-19 tests:
    • Pre-departure PCR or ART test within 48 hours before flight departure to Singapore and obtain a negative result
    • On-arrival test at Changi Airport and remain isolated until the test result is confirmed to be negative
    • From 7 Dec 2021 to 3 Jan 2022, all travellers entering Singapore via the VTL must take additional COVID-19 tests:
      • The additional tests on days 2, 4, 5 and 6 are self-administered ARTs. Travellers will have to submit their test results online via a link that will be sent to them.
      • On days 3 and 7, the ARTs will be done in a supervised setting at a Combined Test Centre or Quick Test Centre.
  • A designated VTL flight is required for travel in both directions, from Malaysia to Singapore and vice versa.
  • Unvaccinated children below the age of 12 travelling on the VTL to Singapore must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent / guardian.

For more information:
• Vaccinated Travel Lane Overview → Learn more

Pre-Departure

  • Meet travel criteria → Find Out
  • Apply for Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) between 7 and 30 days before intended arrival in Singapore (short term visitors and long term pass holders) → Find Out
  • Undergo a COVID-19 test within 48 hours before the scheduled departure time of the designated VTL flight to Singapore, at an internationally accredited or recognised laboratory, clinic, or medical facility.
    • Test types allowed:
      • ART test (also known as an Antigen or Lateral Flow test)
      • PCR test
    • Travellers are to obtain a COVID-19 test result certificate in English stating:
      • Traveller’s name, and at least one other personal identifier such as date of birth or passport number
      • A negative test result
      • Date and time when the test was taken
      • Name of the testing institution conducting the COVID-19 test
  • Book a designated VTL flight to Singapore
    • Refer to AirAsia VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out
    • Refer to Jetstar Asia VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out
    • Refer to Malaysia Airlines VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out
    • Refer to Malindo Airlines VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out
    • Refer to Scoot VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out
    • Refer to Singapore Airlines VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out
  • Submit health, travel history and accommodation declarations electronically via the SG Arrival Card e-service, no earlier than 3 days prior to date of arrival.
  • For short term visitors, a mandatory travel insurance with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs is required. Travellers to Singapore must carry with them an electronic or physical copy of their insurance policy to facilitate their entry into Singapore.
  • Register and make payment for on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure for Singapore. Each test costs S$160 inclusive of GST.

Arrival in Singapore

At the airport, travellers should be prepared to provide a health declaration and evidence of any pre-existing health conditions.

  • Travellers must undergo the on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test at the airport. After which, they must immediately take private transportation, taxi or private hire car to get to their declared accommodation.
  • Travellers are to remain in isolation at their declared accommodation until they are notified that their test result is negative.
  • From 7 Dec 2021 to 3 Jan 2022, all travellers entering Singapore via the VTL must take additional COVID-19 tests:
    • The additional tests on days 2, 4, 5 and 6 are self-administered ARTs. Travellers will have to submit their test results online via a link that will be sent to them.
    • On days 3 and 7, the ARTs will be done in a supervised setting at a Combined Test Centre or Quick Test Centre.

All travellers should comply with any prevailing public health and safe distancing measures, guidance, directives and arrangements in Singapore to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection. Travellers are advised to pay attention to announcements by local authorities.

  • Singapore Health & Safety Measures → Find Out
  • TraceTogether App for Singapore visitors → Find Out
  • For more information on Safe Travel to/from Singapore → Find Out

Return to Malaysia

  • Take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours prior to departure and obtain a negative test result.
  • Register and pay for an on-arrival COVID-19 test at the BP Clinical Lab Health Screening Centre at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
  • From 8 Dec 2021, travellers entering Malaysia must undergo additional COVID-19 tests including:
    • RTK-Ag test or ART (self-test) on the second, fourth and sixth day after arrival.
    • On the third and fifth day after arrival, they will have to undergo a professional RTK-Ag test.
    • All test results must be reported via the MySejahtera app.
  • Book a VTL flight to Malaysia.
    • Refer to AirAsia VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out
    • Refer to Jetstar Asia VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out
    • Refer to Malaysia Airlines VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out
    • Refer to Malindo Airlines VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out
    • Refer to Scoot VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out
    • Refer to Singapore Airlines VTL Flight Schedule → Find Out

Eligibility

  • Travellers must fall under one of these categories to be eligible to travel on the land VTL between Singapore and Malaysia:
    • Malaysia and Singapore citizens
    • Malaysia and Singapore Permanent Residents
    • Malaysia and Singapore Long-term Pass holders
  • Travellers must have stayed in Singapore and/or Malaysia for the past 14 consecutive days.
  • Travellers must be fully vaccinated by any of the vaccines in the World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Use List.
    • Unvaccinated children below the age of 12 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
  • A proof of vaccination is required.
  • Travellers must undergo multiple COVID-19 tests:
    • A pre-departure ART or PCR test within 48 hours prior to departure time at an internationally accredited or recognised laboratory, clinic, or medical facility and obtain a negative test result.
    •  and obtain a test result certificate in English stating the following:
      • Traveller’s name, and at least one other personal identifier such as the date of birth or passport number or NRIC
      • A negative COVID-19 test result
      • Date and time when the test was taken
      • Name of institution conducting the test.
    • An on-arrival ART test at Queen Street Terminal or Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange.
    • From 7 Dec 2021 to 3 Jan 2022, all travellers entering Singapore via the VTL must take additional COVID-19 tests:
      • The additional tests on days 2, 4, 5 and 6 are self-administered ARTs. Travellers will have to submit their test results online via a link that will be sent to them.
      • On days 3 and 7, the ARTs will be done in a supervised setting at a Combined Test Centre or Quick Test Centre.
  • VTL-Land designated buses are required for travel in both directions, from Singapore to Malaysia and vice versa.

For more information:
• Who can travel on Land VTL to Singapore → Learn more
• Travelling to/from Singapore → Learn more

Pre-Departure

  • Apply for Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) between 7 and 30 days before intended arrival in Singapore (short term visitors and long term pass holders) → Find Out
  • Undergo a COVID-19 test within 48 hours before the scheduled departure time of the designated VTL flight to Singapore, at an internationally accredited or recognised laboratory, clinic, or medical facility.
    • Test types allowed:
      • ART test (also known as an Antigen or Lateral Flow test)
      • PCR test
    • Travellers are to obtain a COVID-19 test result certificate in English stating:
      • Traveller’s name, and at least one other personal identifier such as date of birth or passport number
      • A negative test result
      • Date and time when the test was taken
      • Name of the testing institution conducting the COVID-19 test
  • Prepare softcopies of digital vaccination certificate and VTP.
  • Purchase bus ticket via:
  • Take a pre-departure COVID-19 ART or PCR test within 48 hours prior to departure and obtain a negative test result.
  • Download and register a profile on the TraceTogether app for contact tracing.
  • Arrive at least 2 hours earlier at boarding points on departure day.

Arrival in Singapore

All travellers should comply with any prevailing public health and safe distancing measures, guidance, directives and arrangements in Singapore to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection. Travellers are advised to pay attention to announcements by local authorities.

  • Travellers must undergo an on-arrival ART test at Queen Street Terminal or Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange.
    • Present all required documents at the immigration for clearance.
  • From 7 Dec 2021 to 3 Jan 2022, all travellers entering Singapore via the VTL must take additional COVID-19 tests:
    • The additional tests on days 2, 4, 5 and 6 are self-administered ARTs. Travellers will have to submit their test results online via a link that will be sent to them.
    • On days 3 and 7, the ARTs will be done in a supervised setting at a Combined Test Centre or Quick Test Centre.
  • Singapore Health & Safety Measures → Find Out
  • TraceTogether App for Singapore visitors → Find Out

Return to Malaysia

  • Travellers may choose to return via VTL (Land) or VTL (Air) arrangements, with all relevant inbound VTL criteria fulfilled.
  • Undergo a COVID-19 ART or PCR test within 48 hours before the scheduled departure time and obtain a negative test result.
  • Those arriving by land will have to undergo an on-arrival COVID-19 test at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal (Johor).
  • From 8 Dec 2021, travellers entering Malaysia must undergo additional COVID-19 tests including:
    • RTK-Ag test or ART (self-test) on the second, fourth and sixth day after arrival.
    • On the third and fifth day after arrival, they will have to undergo a professional RTK-Ag test.
    • All test results must be reported via the MySejahtera app.

✈ DOMESTIC TRAVEL WITHIN MALAYSIA

Domestic Travel Requirements

  • Travellers must be fully vaccinated*.
  • Those aged 17 and below must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or legal guardian.
  • Not allowed for those residing in areas under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).
  • Approval permit from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is not required.
  • Travellers have to undergo a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test not more than 72 hours before arrival in Labuan and receive a negative test result.
  • Use of the MySejahtera mobile app is mandatory in places with extensive internet access.

*Fully vaccinated refers to:
14 days after 2nd dose of Pfizer, Astrazeneca, or Sinovac; or 28 days after one dose of Johnson & Johnson or Cansino.

Domestic Travel Requirements

  • Travellers must be fully vaccinated*.
  • Those aged 17 and below must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or legal guardian.
  • Not allowed for those residing in areas under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).
  • Approval permit from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is not required.
  • Use of the MySejahtera mobile app is mandatory in places with extensive internet access.

*Fully vaccinated refers to:
14 days after 2nd dose of Pfizer, Astrazeneca, or Sinovac; or 28 days after one dose of Johnson & Johnson or Cansino.

Domestic Travel Requirements

  • Travellers must be fully vaccinated*.
  • Travellers must undergo a COVID-19 PCR or RTK (nasopharyngeal or saliva) test at a clinic or medical lab within 72 hours before departure for Sabah and receive a negative result.
  • Complete an e-Health Declaration Form.
  • Use of the MySejahtera mobile app is mandatory in places with extensive internet access.
  • Inter-district Movement:
    • No police permit required.
    • Travellers aged 12-18 years old must have received at least 1 dose of vaccine.
    • Travellers aged below 12 years must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian.
  • Interstate Movement (from 1 Nov 2021):
    • No police permit required.
    • Travelling under social visit and tourism is allowed.
      • Travellers are not required to apply for the approval from JKM of Sabah.
      • Only those with a travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, USA, France, Brazil and African countries must apply for a special permit via JKM.
    • Travellers must undergo COVID-19 PCR or RTK test within 72 hours before departure date and obtain a negative result, this must be verified by the clinic conducting the test.
    • Travellers aged 12-18 years old must have received at least 1 dose of vaccine.
    • Travellers below 12 years must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian.
  • Approval from the Chief Minister’s Department via State Internal Affairs and Research Office is required for those who fall within categories that are not permitted entry.

For more information on entry and exit regulations in Sabah, please refer to here.

*Fully vaccinated refers to:
14 days after 2nd dose of Pfizer, Astrazeneca, or Sinovac; or 28 days after one dose of Johnson & Johnson or Cansino.

Domestic Travel Requirements

  • Travellers must be fully vaccinated*.
  • Use of the MySejahtera mobile app is mandatory in places with extensive internet access.
  • Transit within Sarawak is allowed for those who:
    • Are fully vaccinated*
    • Remain in the transit terminal with a same day connecting flight
  • Inter-district Movement:
    • No COVID-19 test required
    • No police permit required
  • Interstate Movement:
    • Travellers must undergo a COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test within 72 hours prior to arrival in Sarawak at a clinic or medical lab, and receive a negative result.
    • Travellers must be fully vaccinated*
      • Unvaccinated individuals have to submit a medical letter from clinics or hospitals as proof.
    • No police permit required.
    • Apply for approval from the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).
  • Those travelling for work purposes must produce:
    • A negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test result
    • A valid working permit/visa or an authorisation letter from their employer
    • Approval permit from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM)

For more information on entry and exit regulations in Sarawak, please refer to here.

*Fully vaccinated refers to:
14 days after 2nd dose of Pfizer, Astrazeneca, or Sinovac; or 28 days after one dose of Johnson & Johnson or Cansino.

USEFUL LINKS

Make use of the WebBeds COVID-19 Restriction Tool for information on the latest travel and health restrictions and requirements 

All travellers should seek guidance from official government sites to confirm and be in the know of travel requirements and advice. Below are some sources and links to updates and more information:

List of States by Phase in National Recovery Plan (as of 15 Nov 2021)

  • Phase 1: –
  • Phase 2: –
  • Phase 3:  Kelantan,  Sarawak
  • Phase 4: Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan,  Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Putrajaya, Sabah, Selangor, Terengganu
  • AirAsia COVID-19 Information 
  • COVID-19 Malaysia
  • EnterSarawak (permission to enter Sarawak)
  • Immigration Department of Malaysia 
  • Malaysia Airlines COVID-19 Travel Information
  • Ministry of Health Malaysia 
  • MyGovernment Portal
  • MySejahtera app
  • National Recovery Plan Phase 1 SOP (as of 24 Sep 2021)
  • National Recovery Plan Phase 2 SOP (as of 11 Oct 2021) 
  • National Recovery Plan Phase 3 SOP (as of 11 Oct 2021)
  • National Recovery Plan Phase 4 SOP (as of 11 Oct 2021)
  • National Security Council (MKN)
  • Naturally Langkawi Official Tourism Site
  • Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) 
  • WebBeds COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Tool
  • WebBeds Safe Travel To / From Singapore Travel News

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