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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 9, 2021)
September 9, 2021

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
Health Alert

Event: COVID-19

Location: Malaysia

(Update) National Recovery Plan
The Malaysian government launched a National Recovery Plan Portal containing the National Recovery Plan (NRP) Standard Operating Procedures in English.

Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Putrajaya will transition to Phase Two of the NRP effective September 10, 2021. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to review current SOPs on the National Recovery Plan Portal frequently to ensure compliance. Restrictions may be changed with little notice and are strictly enforced.

(Update) Registering vaccines received abroad in MySejahtera
The Malaysian Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) announced the following process for individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Malaysia to register their vaccination status in MySejahtera:

  • Individuals who have been fully vaccinated abroad must appear at the nearest district health office (PKD) for verification and validation to obtain a digital vaccination certificate on the MySejahtera application. Individuals must present their COVID-19 vaccination records or certificates.
  • After receiving confirmation from PKD, the State Health Department will send the information to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) in Putrajaya. Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) in Putrajaya will then inform MySejahtera to update and issue a digital certificate in the application.

JKJAV advises that the processing time may take 7 – 30 days. Please note that the U.S. Embassy cannot assist with the MySejahtera vaccine registration process.


Home Quarantine for Vaccinated Travelers
Fully vaccinated Malaysians and foreigners who have a residence in Malaysia, including permanent residents, and MM2H visa holders returning from overseas may serve their quarantine at home with preapproval from the Ministry of Health (MOH), subject to strict requirements including mandatory electronic monitoring. Other travelers who can demonstrate that they have a home residence in Malaysia that is suitable for quarantine may also be permitted to quarantine at home, subject to MOH preapproval.

Travelers must make a formal application for home quarantine by sending an email to the MOH Home Surveillance Order (HSO) team at hso@moh.gov.my at least 7-10 days prior to travel to request home quarantine, including the following documents:

  • Travel itinerary/tickets
  • U.S. passport
  • Malaysian visa/pass
  • Vaccine card
  • Residential address in Malaysia (where the traveler will quarantine)
  • PCR test results (send as a follow up email within three days of scheduled travel)
  • Home quarantine application form

Travelers must print the home quarantine preapproval notice and present it upon arrival to Malaysia. We note that being vaccinated does NOT guarantee home quarantine will be approved. The U.S. Embassy cannot assist with applications for home quarantine. Permission for home quarantine is at the decision and discretion of the Malaysian Ministry of Health.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The U.S. Department of State has no greater responsibility than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. We continue to communicate travel advice to U.S. citizens during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the Department of State does not provide direct medical care to private U.S. citizens abroad, we are:

  • Working with other countries to ensure all residents, including U.S. citizens, can receive vaccines through their vaccination programs and in accordance with their national vaccination plans. For more information on the Malaysian national vaccine program, please visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 or Malaysia’s National Immunization Website.
  • Ensuring that U.S. citizens overseas who travel back to the United States can be vaccinated easily and effectively (please visit Vaccines.gov utilizing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489) to find a location in the United States).
  • Providing all appropriate consular assistance to U.S. citizens in need overseas. This includes providing U.S. citizens with clear information regarding eligibility to receive a vaccination in a foreign country or providing repatriation loans to assist destitute U.S. citizens with travel back to the United States.

General COVID-19 Information
For more information regarding COVID-statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Portal and visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
376 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 60-3-2168-5000