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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (February 24, 2022)
February 24, 2022

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
Health Alert

Event: COVID-19
Location: Malaysia

(Updated)Level 4 Travel Warning for Malaysia
On February 22, 2022, the U.S. Department of State updated its Travel Advisory for Malaysia to Level 4: Do Not Travel. This upgrade reflects the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Level 4 Health Travel Notice indicating that there is a very high level of COVID-19 in Malaysia. For more information, please refer to the advisory and CDC notice.

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens present in Malaysia that although some health-related regulations have lapsed or been loosened, numerous SOPs regarding permissible activities remain in effect, including regulations on restaurant capacity and the types of businesses (such as bars and nightclubs) that may be open. Malaysian police may detain those present in a business found to be violating SOPs, and foreign citizens may be held for several days while the authorities verify their immigration status and citizenship. Those found to have violated COVID-19 SOPs may be subject to fines, jail time, and or other legal consequences. Please review the National Recovery Plan’s website for a full list of COVID-related SOPs and restrictions, and exercise caution when visiting any crowded restaurants or entertainment venues.Carry your U.S. passport with you at all times. If detained, request that local authorities notify the Embassy (+60-3-2168-5000) and review the ways in which we can provide assistance when a U.S. citizen is arrested abroad.


General COVID-19 Information

For more information regarding COVID-19 in Malaysia, please review the following resources: