U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
(Updated) Malaysia Reopens Borders Effective April 1, 2022
As of April 1, 2022, Malaysia will lift most of the entry and movement restrictions on foreign nationals that were implemented in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Non-Malaysians, including U.S. citizens, will be permitted to enter Malaysia without seeking advance permission. The MyTravelPass requirement and previous “travel bubble” and other special entry programs are no longer in place. Arriving travelers must fully comply with all Malaysian entry requirements, including downloading and updating the MySejahtera app, obtaining a negative PCR test within 2 days of departure, obtaining COVID-19 travel insurance, and undergoing a professionally administered COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival. There will be no quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers or any traveler 17 or younger, unless they receive a positive test result on arrival.
Travelers who are not fully vaccinated are subject to a 5-day quarantine upon arrival, with a negative test requirement prior to release. Travelers who test positive upon arrival are subject to a 7-day quarantine if they are fully vaccinated, or a 10-day quarantine if they are not fully vaccinated.
Please note that entry requirements remain subject to change without notice, and travelers should verify current information at the links below, and address any specifical questions with Malaysian authorities, before traveling. Malaysian authorities frequently share policy updates first on official social media accounts prior to publishing on official websites.
General COVID-19 Information
For more information regarding COVID-19 in Malaysia, please review the following resources:
- Malaysian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Portal for statistics and resources for COVID patients
- Malaysian National Recovery Plan (NRP) website for information on COVID-19 restrictions and SOPs for each state
- Malaysian National Vaccine Program website for information on COVID-19 vaccines in Malaysia
- U.S. Embassy webpage on COVID-19 in Malaysia for general information for U.S. citizens in Malaysia
Travelers should also routinely review the Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Malaysia and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Travel Health Notice for Malaysia.
Actions to Take:
- Have a travel plan that does not rely on the U.S. Government for assistance.
- Review and follow the CDC’s guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19.
- Visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security. Review what the State Department can and cannot do for you during an international crisis.
- Visit our Embassy webpages on COVID-19 for information on conditions in each country or jurisdiction.
- Visit the Department of State’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- Visit keeping workplaces, homes, schools, or commercial establishments safe.
- U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
376 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
- State Department – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Malaysia Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
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