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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 8, 2021)
October 8, 2021

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
Health Alert

Event: COVID-19
Location: Malaysia

(Update) Registering vaccines received abroad in MySejahtera
The Malaysian Special Committee on Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) announced on Twitter on October 4, 2021 that individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Malaysia may now apply directly via the MySejahtera Helpdesk to have their digital vaccine certificate added to the app.

To do this, open the MySejahtera app, select “Helpdesk,” then scroll down to select Option N “I have received my vaccination overseas and would like to obtain my digital certificate in MySejahtera” and enter the requested information.

Previously, JKJAV had announced that individuals who were 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 following the instructions below.  For those who wish to utilize this process rather than the new process described above, we recommend that you contact your district health office in advance to verify whether this process is still in effect.

  • Individuals must present COVID-19 vaccination records or certificates as proof that they obtained a COVID-19 vaccine abroad.
  • After receiving confirmation from PKD, the State Health Department will send the information to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) in Putrajaya.  CPRC Putrajaya will inform MySejahtera to update and issue a digital certificate in the application, which may take 7-30 days.

(Update) Travel for Malaysian Citizens/Dual Nationals
Dual nationals who entered Malaysia using their Malaysian passport are typically required by Malaysian Immigration to depart using their Malaysian passports and are subject to current exit restrictions.  Most Malaysian citizens must apply via My Travel Pass for permission to depart Malaysia.  Some categories of travelers, such as Malaysians who hold permanent residence or long term visas in other countries, are exempted from these requirements and may depart Malaysia without My Travel Pass approval.

On September 30, Malaysian Immigration announced new categories of Malaysian travelers who do not need advance approval to depart Malaysia, which may make it easier for dual nationals who entered Malaysia using their Malaysian passport to depart Malaysia.  Please see this announcement for full details and direct further questions to Malaysian Immigration.


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

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

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