• Who needs a visa to Malaysia

    Countries whose citizens need a visa to Malaysia

    COVID-19 Update

    Reciprocal Green Lane for Singapore residents

    Legal residents in Singapore may be eligible to travel to Malaysia for business or official travel for up to 14 days using a so-called Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme. Persons seeking to use the RGL must be sponsored by either a Malaysia-based company or a Malaysian government agency, which will file an application on their behalf for a “MyTravelPass” at least 10 business days prior to intended departure.

    Persons seeking to use the RGL cannot have travelled outside of Singapore during the 14 days prior to their scheduled departure for Singapore and must, at their own expense, obtain a certificate showing a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Travellers are required to produce this certificate along with their “MyTravelPass” and in order to enter Malaysia.

    RGL travellers must undergo an additional PCR test at their point of entry or within 24 hours of arrival in Malaysia and must be transported directly by the host company or government agency to a non-residential accommodation where they must self-isolate while awaiting their test results. Upon confirmation of a negative test result, the host company or government agency will ensure the traveller is transported to and from their workplace for the duration of the traveller’s stay and will further ensure the traveller installs and uses the “MySejahtera” mobile application. Persons who test positive for COVID-19 must immediately seek necessary medical treatment from the Malaysian government.

    Periodic Commuting Arrangement for Singapore residents

    Singaporean nationals and permanent residents holding valid long-term Malaysian visas for business or work purposes may be eligible for a new “Periodic Commuting Arrangement” (PCA) scheme allowing travel via the Johor-Singapore Causeway and Malaysia-Singapore Second Link land border checkpoints. Malaysia-based employers must submit an application for a “MyTravelPass” to use the PCA on behalf of their employees. Applications must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the employee’s intended entry into Malaysia and employees must be willing to remain in Malaysia for at least 90 days before returning to Singapore. Persons using the PCA must install and use the “MySejahtera” mobile application. Upon arrival in Malaysia, they must self-isolate for 7 days under the terms of a modified “Home Surveillance Order” (HSO) and afterwards undergo a serological test for COVID-19 using a rapid test kit (RTK). Persons who test negative will be released from their HSO.

    All Others

    Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Malaysia. This policy does not apply to persons who hold a “MyPR” card, a “Malaysia My Second Home” (MM2H) pass, a valid student pass, a valid temporary employment pass, are the spouse or child of Malaysian nationals, or are a diplomat. Foreign nationals travelling from countries or regions with over 150,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are prohibited from entering Malaysia. Currently, this includes the following locations: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Philippines, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.

    All persons (including Malaysian nationals) returning from abroad are required to undergo testing for COVID-19 and a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Non-nationals must register online and prepay in full for all required testing and quarantine services. Malaysian nationals will be charged a reduced rate. Additionally, all persons must download and sign a “Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity for Persons under Surveillance” (LoU). Travellers should consult their local Malaysian embassy or consulate for LoU templates and instructions. At least three days prior to departure, all persons must submit relevant documents (including a LoU) to a local Malaysian embassy or consulate for approval. Failure to submit documents may result in a denial of permission to board flights bound for Malaysia. Upon arrival, all persons are required to install and use the “MySejahtera” mobile application to track and monitor their health status. Be advised, some state-level authorities in Malaysia have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

    1. Countries that require a visa
    • Afghanistan (visa with reference)
    • Angola
    • Bhutan
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Central African Republic
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Comoros
    • Congo Democratic Republic
    • Congo Republic
    • Côte d’Ivoire
    • Djibouti
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Hong Kong (C/I or D/I)
    • India
    • Liberia
    • Argentina
    • Mali
    • Myanmar (ordinary passport)
    • Nepal
    • Niger
    • Rwanda
    • Serbia & Montenegro
    • Taiwan – 15 days without visa
    • United Nations (Laissez Passer)
    • Western Sahara
    2. Commonwealth countries that require a visa
    • Bangladesh
    • Cameroon
    • Ghana
    • Mozambique
    • Nigeria
    • Pakistan
    • Sri Lanka
    3. Countries that require a visa for stays exceeding 3 months
    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Austria (Vienna)
    • Bahrain
    • Belgium
    • Bosnia-Herzegovina
    • Brazil
    • Croatia
    • Cuba
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Egypt
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Hungary
    • Iran
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Kuwait
    • Kyrgyz Republic
    • Lebanon
    • Liechtenstein
    • Luxembourg
    • Morocco
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Oman
    • Peru
    • Poland
    • Qatar
    • Romania
    • St Marino
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Slovakia
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Syria
    • Tunisia Turkey
    • Turkmenistan
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • Uruguay
    • Yemen
    4. Countries that require a visa for stays exceeding 1 month
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Barbados
    • Belarus
    • Benin
    • Bolivia
    • Bulgaria
    • Cambodia
    • Cape Verde
    • Chad
    • Chile
    • Costa Rica
    • Ecuador
    • El Salvador
    • Estonia
    • Gabon
    • Georgia
    • Greece
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea Republic
    • Haiti
    • Iraq
    • Honduras
    • Hong Kong SAR
    • Kazakhstan
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Macao SAR
    • Macedonia
    • Palestine
    • Somalia
    • Madagascar
    • Moldova
    • Mauritania
    • Mexico
    • Monaco
    • Mongolia
    • Nicaragua
    • North Korea
    • North Yemen
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Portugal
    • Russia
    • Sao Tome & Principe
    • Senegal
    • Slovenia
    • Sudan
    • Surinam
    • Tajikistan
    • Togo
    • Ukraine
    • Upper Volta
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vatican City
    • Venezuela
    • Zaire
    • Zimbabwe
    5. Countries that require a visa for stays exceeding 14 days
    • Libya
    • Macao (Travel Permit/Portugal CI)
    • Sierra Leone
    • South Yemen

    No visa is required for U.S.A. citizens visiting Malaysia for social, business or academic purposes (except for employment).

    No visa is required for stays of less than one month for nationals of all ASEAN countries except Myanmar nationals. For a stay exceeding one month, a visa will be required, except for Brunei and Singapore nationals.

    For nationals of Israel, visas are required and permission must be granted from the Ministry Of Home Affairs.

    For nationals of Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro, visas are required without permission granted from the Ministry Of Home Affairs.

    Nationals of countries other than those stated above (with the exception of Israel) are allowed to enter Malaysia without a visa for a visit not exceeding one month.