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  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen for takeout and delivery
  • Quarantine14-21 days at home/facility
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: August 16, 2021
Reviewed: October 22, 2021
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Malaysia's borders remain closed for travelers, and many domestic restrictions are still in place.

Can I travel to Malaysia?

  • Travel to most of Malaysia is suspended, only citizens, their family members, and foreigners with special permits may enter.
  • It is possible to transit through Malaysia, if going through customs is not needed.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Malaysia?

  • Anyone entering Malaysia is required to undergo a 14 days quarantine in a monitored facility.
  • Arrivals from certain high-risk countries are required to quarantine for 21 days instead of 14.
  • Vaccinated arrivals may quarantine at home.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Malaysia?

Anyone arriving to Malaysia will be required to present a negative test result, no older than 72 hours in addition to vaccination proof.

Is public transportation open in Malaysia?

  • Public transportation in Malaysia is operating.
  • Travel between districts is banned.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Malaysia?

  • Restaurants and bars in Malaysia are open only for takeout and delivery.
  • In some states, vaccinated individuals will be allowed to dine in.

Are businesses and attractions open in Malaysia?

Non-essential businesses and attractions in Malaysia are closed.

Some non-essential businesses are open to vaccinated individuals only.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Malaysia?

Wearing a face mask is required in enclosed and crowded public places.


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