U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
(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:
- 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.