Malaysia’s Reopening of National Borders 2022 – Here’s What You Need to Know


In conjunction with the country’s transition to the endemic phase of Covid-19, the government has since decided to reopen the country for tourism starting from April 1, 2022, announced by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. 

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Who Can Travel to Malaysia?

Fully vaccinated travellers are permitted to enter Malaysia provided a negative (RT-PCR) Covid-19 test is taken within two days prior to their departure, and a professional Rapid Test Kit-Antigen (RTK-Ag) for not more than 24 hours after their arrival in Malaysia. 

Apart from that, international travellers with valid documentation including the passport, visa (if necessary), printed round trip flight tickets, and printed tour packages are allowed to exit and enter Malaysia without a MyTravelPass. Having said that, it is compulsory for them to download MySejahtera application and complete the Pre-Departure Form in the Traveller Function.

Can Malaysians Travel Out of Malaysia?

Domestic travellers wishing to travel beyond country borders are allowed to do so with valid documents encompassing passport, visa (if necessary) and printed round trip flight ticket. Bear in mind that they can only enter a country that has opened its borders to foreign travellers. Up to April 1, only certain foreign tourists are allowed to travel to Langkawi via the Langkawi International Tourism Bubble (Inbound). You may refer to this article for more updates pertaining to the said matter.

What is the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Scheme?

The Malaysian government has decided to launch the VTL scheme for the benefit of Malaysians travelling to countries with closed borders. It is a framework that serves to facilitate two-way travel by locals who have received a full regimen of the Covid-19 vaccine. In simple terms, VTL is introduced to permit fully vaccinated individuals to travel from one country to another without undergoing quarantine, subject to Covid-19 testing and further requirements pinpointed by the country of destination. 

Which Country has Malaysia Established the VTL Framework With?

What are Some Compulsory Procedures to Take Note Of?

Due to rapid spread of Omicron, fully vaccinated travellers do not need to be quarantined, but must perform an RT-PCR test 2 days prior to their departure, and the professional RTK-Ag test within 24 hours of their arrival in Malaysia.

Why Travel to Malaysia?

Situated in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has taken up part of the Malay Peninsula including the island of Borneo.

It is well-known for its beautiful natural landscape, within pearl-white sandy beaches and ample immaculate tropical rainforest. It is also a melting pot of cultures, with Malay, Chinese, Indians, Eurasians, and other natives residing here. 

Visitors to Malaysia can decide between two very unique experiences. They can either visit the Malay Peninsula, an ultra-modern capital Kuala Lumpur alongside a blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Eurasian cultures.

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Or, they can choose to visit Malaysian Borneo. Expect to stumble upon friendly Orang Utans and remote tribes in the wild jungles surrounded by granite peaks, massive trees, and waterfalls. 

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For those seeking pristine white beaches, Langkawi offers 99 islands for you to choose from. An archipelago in the Andaman Sea, it is Malaysia’s heaviest tourist spot with a myriad of attractions and activities for you to indulge in. Langkawi’s top eco-friendly private day resort island Paradise 101is a one stop destination for all the exhilarating and adventurous experiences you wish to obtain. Cruising, banana boat riding, kayaking, jet-skiing, parasailing, you name it, they can provide you with. A must visit destination when you set foot in Langkawi, call and book with Paradise 101 today!

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