Procedures to note for travellers entering Malaysia (August 2021)

Procedures to note for travellers entering Malaysia (August 2021)

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These include health declarations, pre-departure tests, as well as details on quarantine procedures. Meanwhile, the Immigration Department has also released an updated set of procedures for citizens planning to exit Malaysia, as at 12 August 2021.

The Immigration Department of Malaysia has released a flowchart for travellers entering Malaysia to note, effective 10 August 2021 (Tuesday).

This flowchart, shared in a Facebook post, details procedures that apply before departing for Malaysia, upon arrival at Malaysia's International Entry Point, and during quarantine, including:

Pre-departure to Malaysia

  • Downloading and submitting a health declaration form in the MySejahtera app, and undergoing an RT-PCR COVID-19 test no later than three days before departure.
  • Bringing along these test results.
  • Applying for home/residence quarantine via email to this address (form can be found in the Facebook post).
  • Bringing along the approval email for home/residence quarantine.

Upon arrival in Malaysia

  • Scanning the MySejahtera QR Code for Overseas Traveller.
  • Temperature screening.
  • Checking of COVID-19 test results.
  • Screening for COVID-19 symptoms.

The flowchart with full details and the necessary steps can be found below, and travellers can download the home/residence quarantine application form straight from the Facebook post.

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In similar news, the Immigration Department recently released the latest procedures for Malaysian citizens planning to exit the country, effective 26 July and updated as at 12 August.

The following applies:

Malaysian citizens who can travel without having to apply for prior permission

  • Diplomats and officers of the Malaysian Embassy who will/return to work abroad, including their respective dependents.
  • Students and dependents who are continuing their studies, provided they have a valid student visa or dependent visa.
  • Overseas Long-Term Pass Holders (Permanent Resident/Resident Pass/Work Pass etc.) - except to countries subject to additional restrictions, namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
  • Those who work with petroleum companies and shipping companies that need to sign-on on ships overseas.
  • Those accompanying students abroad for study purposes, limited to two escorts only. Escorts need to travel out with students at the same time.

Citizens who need to apply for approval on MyTravelPass

  • New citizens who reeceived an offer to work or study abroad.
  • Students wishing to sit for examinations abroad.
  • Those attending meetings/seminars/business affairs abroad.
  • People participating in sports exhibitions/competitions/training abroad, by submitting a letter of support from the regulatory Agency.
  • Travelling for emergency care of immediate family members (death/family member due to accident/illness).
  • Spouse/Fiancé Visa Holders (marriage not legally registered).
  • Those participating in humanitarian/religious aid missions, by submitting a letter of approval obtained from the JPM Joint Committee as well as other relevant supporting documents.
  • Holders of Long-Term Passes abroad (Permanent Resident/Resident Pass/Work Pass etc.) from countries subject to additional restrictions, namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Citizens not allowed to leave the country

  • Those intending to travel/go on vacation.
  • Those intending to make regular visits to family members.

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Lead image and first infographic / Immigration Department of Malaysia's Facebook page

Second infographic / Immigration Department of Malaysia's website

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