Malaysia map

Region: Southeast Asia


Passport Validity
6 months
Other Documents
A visitor is also required to prove his financial ability to stay in Malaysia and possess a confirmed return travel ticket or a travel ticket to a third country.
- Holders of confirmed onward tickets, arriving at and departing from Kuala Lumpur (KUL), are permitted transit without visa in international transit area for up to 24 hours. Transit without a visa is not available between Main Terminal and KLIA2.
Dual Nationality
The Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State warns: "Malaysia does not recognize or permit dual nationality. If Malaysian authorities learn that you are a U.S.-Malaysia dual national, they may require you to immediately forfeit your U.S. passport or your Malaysian citizenship. U.S.-Malaysia dual nationals should consider this issue seriously before traveling to Malaysia".
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Travelers may apply to the Immigration Department for emergency extensions of up to two months.
  2. Some emergency or temporary passports do not qualify for visa exemption: check Timaticweb for details.
  3. Any person classified under Section 8 of Immigration Act 1959/63 will not be allowed to enter Malaysia even though he/she is in possession of a valid Passport or Travel Document, Visa, travel ticket and sufficient funds.

COVID-19 Travel Alert

Updated: 2020-03-18
Global Ban
(Sources: New Straits Times: (Full text) PM's Movement Control Order speech in English, MCO FAQ: Air travel during implementation of Movement Control Order)
  1. Until March 31, entry denied to all travellers.
  2. Malaysia nationals and permanent residents are excepted and allowed entry, but are not allowed to travel abroad for holidays.
  3. Transiting travellers who do not require immigration clearance are allowed to board connecting flights.
  4. Expatriate Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass, Temporary Work Pass, and Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) pass holders are not allowed entry.
  5. All travellers who are granted entry, regardless of their country of origin, are required to be under home quarantine for 14 days upon entry.