travel guidelines for Malaysia's Langkawi Travel Bubble (LTB)

The following guidelines cover pre-arrival, arrival, stay, and departure procedures that travellers have to undergo before continuing with their travel plans for the Langkawi Travel Bubble (LTB).

The Immigration Department of Malaysia (Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia), on 10 December (Friday), released a list of travel guidelines—from pre-arrival procedures, to arrival, stay, and departure—for travellers who are involved in the Langkawi Travel Bubble (LTB).

These latest LTB guidelines are more in-depth, as compared to the previously announced one by Malaysia's Minister for Health, Khairy Jamaluddin, which mainly covered COVID-19 testing requirements.

The SOPs for using the Langkawi Travel Bubble are as follows below:

#1 Pre-arrival

Vaccination status

  • Travellers are required to have a certificate that shows they are fully-vaccinated printed, and ready.
  • Travellers who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by guardians who are fully-vaccinated.

Testing

  • Travellers are to undergo reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing two days before departure for Langkawi, Malaysia.
  • Travellers are to have the RT-PCR test results printed, and ready.

MySejahtera app

  • Travellers must have Malaysia's MySejahtera app downloaded on their mobile devices for contact tracing.
  • Travellers must complete MySejahtera travel declaration form.

Insurance

  • Travellers must be insured by a COVID-19 travel insurance policy worth USD80,000 throughout their entire stay in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Visa

  • Travellers who require a visa to enter, and stay in Malaysia are required to apply for one.

Passport

  • Travellers must ensure passport validity is not less than six months.

Flight tickets

  • Travellers must have a return ticket prepared, and confirmed.

Accommodation & itinerary

  • Travellers must have a detailed itinerary prepared (ETA/ETD).
  • Travellers must have accommodation and tours with licensed tour guides under Malaysia's Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture prepared, and confirmed.

#2 On-arrival

Testing

  • For travellers transiting, they are to undergo RT-PCR testing at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 1 (KLIA 1), and abide by a five- to six-hour transit period before connecting to a domestic flight to Langkawi.
  • For travellers arriving directly at Langkawi, they are to undergo RT-PCR testing at Langkawi International Airport (LIA).

Only travellers who have a negative test result can continue with the Langkawi Travel Bubble.

#3 Stay

For three-to-seven day long stay

  • Travellers are required to remain in Langkawi, Malaysia.
  • Travellers must undergo a professional RTK-antigen (RTK-Ag) testing on day three and day five of stay.
  • Travellers must administer self rapid antigen (RT-Ag) testing on day two, day four, and day six of stay, and self report the test results via the MySejahtera app.

For more than seven days' long stay (that also involves leaving Langkawi)

  • Travellers must undergo a professional RTK-antigen (RTK-Ag) testing on day three and day five of stay.
  • Travellers must administer self rapid antigen (RT-Ag) testing on day two, day four, and day six of stay, and self report the test results via the MySejahtera app.
  • Travellers must undergo RT-PCR testing two days before departing Langkawi, Malaysia.

Travellers must note that they are only allowed to leave Langkawi after seven days of stay. Further, only travellers who have a negative test result can continue with the LTB, and continue to travel to other parts of Malaysia.

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#4 Departure

Testing

  • Travellers are to undergo the required respective COVID-19 testing of home countries before departing from Langkawi, Malaysia.
  • Travellers must note that only those who have tested negative can leave for their home country.


Image / Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia

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