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Malaysia: Travelling Restriction Eased for Long Term Pass Holders

Malaysia opened its Border for Vaccinated Travellers from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Srilanka and Indonesia. but yet you have to spend 7 days in-home quarantine upon arrival and RT-PCR Test Covid-19 Negative Report is also required. Below we are going to take a look at the steps required before starting your journey.


The following categories are permitted entry into Malaysia without having approval from MyTravelPass Approval.


List of long-term Visit/Employment passes that have EXEMPTION from MTP approval: 

  1. Diplomat (Exemption Order)/Dependent/Foreign Maid.
  2. Expatriate Pass (Category I, II, III) / Dependent/Foreign Maid.
  3. Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T) /Dependent/Foreign Maid.
  4. Professional Visit Pass – Specialist.
  5. Professional Visit Pass.
  6. Permanent Resident (PR)/Spouse of PR/ Child of PR.
  7. Long Term Pass (Husband/Wife/Child) to Citizens.
  8. Senior Citizen Long Term Pass (Elderly)
  9. Widow/Divorcee Pass to Citizens
  10. Student Pass /Dependent/Companion
  11. Malaysia My Second Home Pass (MM2H)/Dependents/Foreign Maid.
  12. Resident Pass.
  13. Temporary Working Visit Pass (PLKS)
  14. Foreign Maid (PRA)

The holder of long term passes (PLKS, Spouse, Students Pass and MM2H Pass Holders) whose passes are expired or who do not fall under above mention categories are required to apply for entry application via the appropriate channel i.e MTP/Myentry or Travel Authorization. Pre-entry approval is also required for newly approved employment, professional resident and short term business passes. To apply for entry approval check out our Re-entry PLKS guide


We also recommend checking Embassy/ High Commission website for the latest update.



Got MyTravelPass Approval? if yes please proceed to the next step.


Apply For Social Visit Pass at the Nearest Malaysian High Commission or Embassy

If your Visit/Spouse/Employment Pass expired you have to submit your passport along with the MyTravelPass approval letter, required document and visa fee (In my case it's a 12,500 /PKR service fee of 2000 charged by the authorised agent). The High Commission/Embassy will stamp temporary 30 days social visit pass on your passport and you're good to go to plan your Journey.


In our case here is Social Pass (VDR) issued based on MyTravelPass.

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Update: 14-12-2021

If Embassy/High Commission called for an interview don't forget to take a Company Letter/Referral letter of the employer with you, they may ask for additional documents such as SSM, Employer National Identity Card etc.


Update: 26-03-2022

New SOPs for before departure & upon arrival added.


*In our case they asked for Company/Employer Letter to confirm that I'm Employed with the same Employer.

Apply for home quarantine if you are fully vaccinated

Fully vaccinated travellers now have the option to quarantine from the comfort of their homes when they arrive in Malaysia but keep in mind if your country is still under the restricted list then you may not be able to avail this option. In my case, Pakistani Nationals having long term passes are allowed to apply for home quarantine.


Prepare the following documents & take note of the below instructions, also don't forget to visit the Ministry of Health Portal for the latest update:

Required Documents for Home Quarantine;

  • Passport;
  • Vaccination certificate (must be in English/Malay);
  • MyTravelPass/myentry/travel authorization Approval (if applicable);
  • Air Ticket;
  • Accepted file formats:PNG,JPEG,PDF;
  • Max file size 250 KB (your image to 2500 KB);
  • Travellers from yellow fever endemic counties must be provided yellow fever vaccination certificates issued by Health Department or Government's approved entity;
  • Submit home quarantine application prior to 4-10 days of departure.

Before Departure


Starting from 1 May Fully vaccinated travellers and children aged 12 and below are exempted from pre-departure and on arrival tests.


Partially or not vaccinated travellers must take an RT-PCR test 2 days before departure and a supervised RTK-Ag test within 24 hours of arrival. They will also have to quarantine for 5 days.


Covid-19 Insurance is no longer required for all travellers entering Malaysia.


How to Apply for Home Quarantine (You can skip this step if not applicable or you are exempt from quarantine)
  1. Go to hso.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hve/traveller/hvareg;
  2. Fill up all required inputs with personal detail, flight, upload mandatory documents (I will recommend uploading all related documents even if it's optional, it will help you to increase the approval chances.);
  3. Fill up the home quarantine address where you will stay during the quarantine period (if the hospital, enter the address accordingly;
  4. It is important to declare the number of people resident in the house - and available rooms and toilets for quarantine;
  5. Fill in the verification words (Captcha) accept the declaration and click submit;
  6. You will receive the acknowledgement email and it will take 2-3 working days to get a response from the home quarantine application review team (it may take in some cases).

Install the Mysejahtera application to check-in at the airport otherwise, you may face may not be able to check-in & make sure that the application is up-to-date with the latest version available on the play storeapple store or Huawei Apply Gallery.
  1. Scan the QR code at the check-in counter or Open the app goto Traveller>Travel For> Press the Start button & fill-up the form with your personal detail with Quarantine Address (same as per home quartine approval letter.);
  2. Digital Traveller's Card will be issued to Fully Vaccinated;
  3. Digital Home Surveillance Order (HSO) will be issued to Partially Vaccinated or to unvaccinated travellers;
You can also register your overseas vaccination certificate in Malaysia. Check out our guide on how to register your vaccination certificate in Malaysia.

Starting from 1st May 2022 RT-PCR test for Covid-19 prior to departure is no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers & children under 12 years & below.


Travellers with previous COVID-19 infection (6-60 days before departure) are required to undergo a professional RTK-Ag test 2 days prior to departure.


Purchase travel and Covid-19 Insurance (for non-Malaysian Citizens).

Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Malaysia)



Remember don't forget to print out your approval letters i.e MyTravelPass and Home Quartine approval letters.

I hope that the Guide will help you to travel safely and you reach your destination in good Health, also don't forget to ask if anything is missing or you can also share your suggestions to improve if something is missing. Share a comment below or say hello Via 24/7 live chat, we're more than happy to assist you. Peace and Blessing.

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