COVID-19: Latest Travel and Immigration Updates


Malaysia Entry Restriction (updated 10th May, 2021)

1. Entry is suspended for all categories of traveller who have been in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the last 14 days. All flights are suspended.

2. Effective 13 May 2021, the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme between Malaysia and Singapore is suspended. Travellers from Singapore who want to enter Malaysia for business purposes will need to use the One Stop Centre (OSC) channel provided by MIDA. The maximum duration allowed for the business visit is 14 days.

3. Travellers arriving from countries which have reported cases of a new coronavirus strain will be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

a. As of 4 May 2021, these countries are Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Zambia.
b. A negative pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test is now mandatory for travellers arriving from these countries

4. Category of Passengers Allowed Entry:

a. Malaysian
b. Foreigners with Permanent Resident status
c. Diplomat and Dependant of Foreign Mission in Malaysia
d. Expatriates and their dependents, including foreign maids to expatriates who are holding a valid long-term pass and/or has obtained pass approval application to enter Malaysia. The application made through MYEntry system in ESD
e. The category of the pass are as follows:

i. Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependent/s
ii. Employment Pass (Category EP I, II and III)
iii. Professional Visit Pass (PVP)
iv. Dependant Pass to expatriate for all categories
v. Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories
vi. Foreign Maid to expatriate for all categories

f. Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Pass Holders
g. Student Pass Holders
h. Medical Tourism – Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)
i. Other Long-Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) / Resident Pass / Temporary Employment Visit Pass (PLKS) / Professional Visit Pass (PVP/PLIK) / Dependant Pass to the LTVP Holders
j. Oil and Gas workers and Seafarers


Our team of Border Specialists are available to offer consultation and assistance on how you can travel to/from/within Malaysia.

Please email us at or you may call us at (03) 92129788 (press #1) to speak to one of our Consultant to acquire assistance for complete documentation requirements.


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*Important Note:

Travel restrictions and advisories may change at short notice, and that you continue to be solely responsible for complying with all laws and/or travel requirements of jurisdictions to be flown from, into or over. Boustead Travel makes no representation or warranty (either express or implied) on the completeness or accuracy of the information contained herein, and shall not be liable for any errors or omissions, or any damages that may result from your access to, use of, and reliance on such information.

We encourage our customers to closely follow their local Government’s travel and health advisory services, as travel and health advice is changing regularly and differs by region.


Reference Sites:

Foreign Ministry:
National Disaster Management Agency:
Immigration Department of Malaysia:
Ministry of Health Malaysia:
Ministry of Transport Malaysia:
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia: