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Key Points

  • Long-Term Pass holders will no longer require approval to enter Malaysia beginning November 1, 2021


The Malaysian government announced that Long-Term Pass holders would no longer be required to obtain approval to enter Malaysia beginning November 1, 2021. To qualify, the traveler’s Pass must be valid at the time of entry. Categories that do not require approval are best found here.

Categories that require approval include:

  • Social Visits
  • Business Visits / Short-Term Business Travelers
  • Any existing Malaysian Long-Term Pass that has already expired
  • Any new applications for Malaysian Long-Term Pass (where the Pass itself is not yet endorsed into the passport)

Entry requirements will remain in place for all. Arrivals to Malaysia will still be required to:

  • Provide a negative Covid PCR test result no more than 72 hours upon arrival
  • Undergo quarantine for seven days (for fully vaccinated) and ten days (for not vaccinated)

What’s Changed?

Malaysia has announced a list of Long-Term Pass Holders that will not be required to obtain approval to enter the country beginning November 1, 2021. This change will allow certain Long-Term Pass Holders to enter the country under fewer restrictions. Travelers holding short-term passes will still be required to request approval before entering Malaysia.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Malaysia’s website for additional information and future updates.

Sources: Malaysia Government

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