Malaysia, Travel, Entry, Protocol, Borders

Pre-departure, travellers are reminded to take a COVID-19 detection test, download the MySejahtera application, and purchase travel insurance.

UPDATE: Following Minister for Health Khairy Jamaluddin's announcement on 24 March, refer to this latest story for the full protocols, updated as of 25 March.

With Malaysia reopening its borders in its transition to an endemic phase, the protocols for travellers entering the country have also been updated. 

Effective 1 April  2022, here are the testing and quarantine procedures for travellers arriving in Malaysia:

Fully-vaccinated travellers (and travellers above the age of 18 who have gotten a booster dose):

Pre-departure: Required to take a PCR test two days before travelling.
On-arrival test: RTK-Ag (professional) test at a facility/hotel within 24 hours.
Test and quarantine after arrival: No test/quarantine required.

Fully-vaccinated travellers who were recently infected with COVID-19 within 60 days before departure:

Pre-departure: RTK-Ag (professional) test two days before travelling.
On-arrival test: RTK-Ag (professional) test at a facility/hotel within 24 hours.
Test and quarantine after arrival: No test/quarantine required.

Non-vaccinated travellers, due to medical reasons (case by case basis): 

Pre-departure: Required to take a PCR test two days before travelling.
On-arrival test:  RTK-Ag (professional) test at a facility/hotel within 24 hours.
Test and quarantine after arrival: No test/quarantine required, BUT results based on a case by case basis.

Partially-vaccinated/non-vaccinated:

Pre-departure: Required to take a PCR test two days before travelling.
On-arrival test:  RTK-Ag (professional) test at a facility/hotel within 24 hours.
Test and quarantine after arrival: PCR test on day four/ RTK-Ag test on day five, quarantine for five days.

Children and adolescents aged 17 and below:

Pre-departure: Required to take a PCR test two days before travelling.
On-arrival test: RTK-Ag (professional) test at a facility/hotel within 24 hours.
Test and quarantine after arrival: No test/quarantine required. 

Pre-departure, all travellers are also reminded to download and activate the MySejahtera application. Through the app, they are then required to complete the pre-departure form through the Traveller icon. 

It is also important to note that travellers are also required to purchase COVID-19 & travel insurance. 

On-arrival, they will take a temperature check before undergoing any required tests. 

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