Traveling to Malaysia – COVID-19 Updates
Malaysia is a beautiful country in Southeast Asia, known as an incredible tourist hotspot, but also a nation with a rich culture and history.
It shares a land border with Thailand and a sea border with Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore. It has a large muslim population, as around 61.3% of the population identify their faith in this way. It is known as one of the largest interfaith countries, with large populations of almost every faith, including Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism.
Its hard not to love Malaysia after a few days stay. The incredible preserved architecture, the diversity of cultures and history stemming from colonial and post-colonial rule, and the absolutely divine food is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face.
Of course, as Covid-19 travel restrictions have been put in place to varying degrees the world over, it’s important to know just how Malaysia has implemented COVID travel guidance. In this post, we’ll give you the necessary updates worth keeping in mind:
Traveling to Malaysia after COVID-19:
The US State Department has designated their travel recommendations for Malaysia as the highest level – Level 4 – Very High. This means ‘Do Not Travel.’
As of now, Malaysia is not accepting tourists. In fact, Malaysia has been so strict in their approach that right now, foreign nationals (except in special circumstances) are being limited until further notice. Those who are pre-approved short-term business travelers or long-term pass holders are exempt from this rule, but will require verification in advance.
Malaysia has also geared itself towards making sure that those who do enter the country verify a negative COVID-19 test. Using a web portal named MyTravelPass, travelers can request permission, present the evidence, and then depart for Malaysia within 72 hours.
However, it’s also true that Malaysia is accepting documented tests from a verified and licensed physician or healthcare provider, or if you have fully recovered from the virus within the last three months.
Travel from India has been barred completely for a temporary period.
Once in the country, if exempt from the prior restrictions and testing negatively, you will be expected to quarantine for five or ten days depending on the results of repeated COVID-19 tests.
Furthermore, travel is limited between areas in Malaysia. This is defined by the ‘Recover Movement Control Order’ that seeks to ensure restrictions are in place until June 7th, with regular reviews after that.
Remember, travel restrictions are in constant flux and so make sure to keep abreast of the latest news and developments going forward.
Finding Travel to Malaysia
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