Malaysia reopens to international visitors without quarantine on April 1, 2022
Malaysian Prime Minister Mr. Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced on Tuesday that the country will reopen its borders without quarantine for vaccinated visitors on April 1, 2022.
Visitors must have a negative PCR-RT performed within 48 hours before departure for the country and an antigen test upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Visitors are no longer required to apply for an arrival permit using MyTravelPass.
Here is an excerpt from The Star:
The prime minister said visitors, as well as Malaysian returnees, who are fully vaccinated, are not required to undergo quarantine upon arrival.
They must, however, undergo an RT-PCR test two days before departure and a rapid test (RTK) on arrival.
As for travelers who have not been fully vaccinated, Ismail Sabri said entry procedures will be explained by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on Wednesday, March 9.
“Most importantly, Malaysia is now an open destination and can be visited by everyone,” Ismail Sabri told a press conference in parliament on Tuesday.
For foreign travelers arriving in Malaysia, they are no longer required to apply through MyTravelPass.
Ismail Sabri said they were only required to download the MySejahtera app and had to complete a pre-departure form.
The endemic phase begins on April 1, 2022
- Masks must be worn in public
- MySejahtera will always be used, except for open spaces with no crowds
- MySJTrace (Bluetooth contact tracing function) has become a requirement in crowded spaces
Malaysia’s borders reopen on April 1, 2022
- Malaysians can travel to other countries with open borders
- Persons abroad (Malaysians and foreigners) with the relevant travel documents can travel within the country without applying for the MyTravelPass permit
- No quarantine is required for fully vaccinated travelers to Malaysia. They will be required to undergo an RT-PCR swab test 2 days prior to departure and a 24-hour RTK test upon arrival at KLIA airport
- Regarding travel to countries with closed borders, Malaysians can travel by VTL if it is available.
Asia is starting to reopen rapidly. I wish we could stop requiring PCR-RT and antigen testing before departure and upon arrival and only require being fully vaccinated.
I’m on my way to Asia next month and will definitely be going to Malaysia too, now that those entry requirements are relaxed.