U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
October 8, 2021
(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:
- 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.
- Check with your airline or travel operator regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- 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 Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- Visit keeping workplaces, homes, schools, or commercial establishments safe.