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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (March 29, 2022 )
March 29, 2022

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
Health Alert

Event: COVID-19
Location: Malaysia

(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:

Actions to Take: