You certainly heard that the Malaysian government has been reopening its border for all Malaysian and non-Malaysian travellers from April 1, 2022.
But do you know what Malaysia reopening requirements are? And what rules and restrictions do you need to follow to enter Malaysia?
If you’re planning to visit Malaysia after 1st April 2022 and yet don’t know Malaysia’s reopening requirements, then this article is for you. Read until the end to get detailed information!
You can check the Malaysia Opens Borders on 1st April 2022 article for opening related information.
Requirements for Fully-Vaccinated Travellers
If you have completed both doses of the COVID vaccine, then you’ll be considered as the fully-vaccinated visitor (with/without booster dose). You have to go through the PCR test before your departure to Malaysia, and the test must be taken within 48 hours. Then the RTK-AG test after your arrival in Malaysia will be taken within 24 hours.
And both test results should be negative. Quarantine is no longer mandatory for fully vaccinated visitors. But if any COVID symptom is detected, you might have to go through 5 to 7 days of quarantine.
Requirements for Partially-Vaccinated Travellers
Those of you who are partially vaccinated can also get entry to Malaysia but have to follow some restrictions. You must take the PCR test within 48 hours before departure to Malaysia, and the test result should be negative.
At the same time, after arriving in Malaysia, you have to go through the professional RTK-AG test within 24 hours. A negative test result is required.
As you are not fully vaccinated, you cannot skip the quarantine period. You must stay in quarantine for five days. You can either apply for Home Quarantine through the MySejahtera app or book a hotel that is designed for quarantine.
During quarantine, you have to take the PCR test on day 4 and then the RTK-AG test on day 5. When the test result comes negative, only then you can visit Malaysia freely.
Requirements for Non-Vaccinated Travellers
Non-vaccinated travellers must show a valid reason and proof of medical exemption for not being vaccinated. At the same time, that traveller also has to go through the PCR and RTK-AG tests within 48 hours before departure and within 24 hours after arriving, respectively.
A negative result is required for both tests. Quarantine requirement is subject to the case by case basis.
Rules for Children under 12
Children under 12, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to be in quarantine. But of course, they have to take the pre-departure and on-arrival tests. And both tests require negative results.
Who Needs to Go through Quarantine?
There is no specific answer to the question of who needs to go through quarantine.
Generally, travellers with vaccination certificates and negative results on the RT-PCR tests no longer need to stay in quarantine.
Children under 12 also don’t need to go through a quarantine period.
On the other hand, partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers may need to be in quarantine for 5 to 7 days, depending on different cases.
The following travel documents are required to visit Malaysia.
A valid passport for any nationality.
A visa (if your nationality requires it).
A proof of sufficient funds that shows you have the financial ability to stay in Malaysia.
A vaccination certificate that you need to submit through MySejahtera app before your departure to Malaysia.
Proof of return ticket or a travel ticket that shows you will leave the country after a certain period.
Non-Malaysians need to have travel insurance.
What transports are available to get to Malaysia?
After April 1, 2022, all kinds of transportation that allow you to get entry to Malaysia will be available. You can take the airline, bus, or train, any transportation that is suitable from your country.
Even you can drive any personal vehicle if you’re departing from Singapore or any neighbouring country.
After nearly two years, Malaysia is opening its border for every traveller. So it is an excellent opportunity for those who have been planning to travel to Malaysia for years. All you need to do is just meet the above requirements and have a safe journey!