travellers' requirement when entering Malaysia

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This applies to both Malaysians and international visitors entering Malaysia. Depending on their vaccination status, they will receive a colour-coded traveller's card, and undergo separate travel requirements.

All fully-vaccinated travellers - Malaysians and international visitors - entering Malaysia are required to fill out the pre-departure form in the MySejahtera app, Malaysia's Ministry of Health (MOH) reminds. This is a follow up to the update in travel protocols recently implemented effective 1 May 2022 (Sunday). As for non-vaccinated travellers (aged 18 and above), however, they are still required to perform a pre-release test two days prior to departing for Malaysia (RT-PCR or professional RTK-Ag), a series of COVID-19 testing, and a compulsory quarantine.

On that note, according to MOH, this is how the pre-departure form should be filled up:

  1. Open the MySejahtera app.
  2. On the homepage, select "Traveller" (which shows a 'luggage' icon.)
  3. Click on "Travel for [your name]" to fill up the pre-departure form.
  4. Fill in all the trip details, and press 'submit'.
  5. Travellers who are:
    • Fully-vaccinated will receive a blue traveller's card - signifying that a pre-departure testing is not required.
    • Partially-vaccinated, or non-vaccinated, will receive a red traveller's card - signifying that a pre-departure testing is required. [For those who are under this category, continue with Step 6.]
  6. Click on the link shown on the traveller's card to upload the pre-departure test result within two days prior to departure.
  7. Click "Update for [your name]" to start uploading the test result.
  8. Fill in all the details, and upload the proof of the test result. Travellers are reminded to also bring along a copy of the result upon arriving at Malaysia.
  9. The link on the traveller's card will turn green after travellers have successfully uploaded the test result.

In general, the following infographic, shared by MOH, is what a pre-departure procedure should look like before arriving at Malaysia.

lester pre departure malaysia process moh provided

Once travellers have arrived at Malaysia, they are to take note of the following steps.

  1. Travellers who are fully-vaccinated (i.e. blue traveller's card), can continue their journey from the immigration centre.
  2. Travellers who are partially-vaccinated, or non-vaccinated (i.e. red traveller's card), they will be issued with a compulsory home surveillance order (HSO) after the pre-departure procedure. They are next required to:
    1. Undergo a COVID-19 professional or supervised RTK-Ag test by a medical practitioner physically or virtually within 24 hours of arrival, which travellers aged 17 and below are exempted from.
    2. If the test result is positive, the traveller will follow MOH's protocols for positive COVID-19 cases.
    3. If the test result is negative, the traveller will continue with the HSO for five days, and undergo a RT-PCR on the fourth day, or a professional RTK-Ag on the fifth day.
    4. If the test result is positive, the traveller will follow MOH's protocols for positive COVID-19 cases.
    5. If the test result is negative, the traveller will be released from HSO, and can continue their journey into Malaysia.

The infographic below, shared by MOH, is what an on-arrival procedure should look like in Malaysia.

lester on arrival malaysia moh provided

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Image / Ministry of Health Malaysia

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