Quarantine in Malaysia has now been extended from 7/10 days to 14 days for travellers from multiple countries. On 18 May 2021, 73 countries were subject to these restrictions (official list available on the Ministry of Health’s page and accessible here.
Back in April, Malaysian authorities already extended quarantine measures for some travellers (read our related update here) to contain Covid-19 variants. This has now been widened to a much longer list of countries, which gets longer as variants spread across the globe. Because this list will be changing periodically, we advise to check in closer to the travel date for the latest. In any case, before entry to Malaysia, all travellers would have to pay for the quarantine and screening charges online at MySafeTravel (myeg.com.my). During payment, the total number of quarantine days will be confirmed based on the departing country.
Update 24 May: New Quarantine Durations for travellers who have been given Entry Approval (including returning Malaysians) (see full analysis here):
- Quarantine of 21 days for travellers from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal.
- Extended Quarantine from 10 to 14 days for travellers from all other Countries.
- RT-PCR test mandatory before arrival in Malaysia
This alert was prepared based on the information shared by our partner June Mok and her team from The Corporate Lab, and published with their permission.