Flying To Malaysia


Flying to Malaysia

Ahmad Ammar | - 07/20/2020
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Flying to Malaysia: Malaysia’s borders have been closed since March with limited exceptions. Interstate travel is now allowed, however, the ban on tourists and foreign visitors remains and Malaysians are banned from overseas travel. Here’s what operators need to know.


The only people allowed to enter are returning Malaysians and the following foreign nationals:

  • Permanent residents (PR)
  • Spouse and children of a Malaysian
  • Foreigners with active Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) passes (This category require prior approval letters from The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, MOTAC)
  • Diplomats of foreign missions and their dependents (Applications must go through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MOFA)
  • Active Employment Pass (Category 1) and Dependent Pass holders
  • Active Resident Pass holders
  • Active Student pass holders
  • Medical Tourism (Requires a prior approval letter from the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, MHTC)
  • Those who have obtained special permission from the Director-General of the Malaysian Immigration Department

Health screening

  • Those returning from overseas must undergo a COVID-19 test at the place of departure a maximum of three days before arrival
  • There is a mandatory home self-quarantine period of 14 days
  • The ‘Mysejahtera’ app must be downloaded and all the necessary information entered
  • Returning passengers will undergo a Covid-19 swab test upon arrival

The following documents must be presented to Malaysian Immigration officials:

  • An approval letter from the relevant authorities
  • A negative Covid-19 test result
  • A valid Passport with the relevant visa

Crew arriving at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (WMSA)

  • Arriving local crew do not need to quarantine for 14 days or undergo a COVID-19 test
  • Local crew do not require special approval from Malaysian authorities to depart
  • Foreign crew departing within 72 hours do not need special approval, do not need to quarantine or  undergo a COVID-19 test
  • Foreign crew staying longer than 72 hours require prior approval from Malaysia immigration, must quarantine for 14 days on arrival, must show proof of negative COVID-19 test results from three days prior to arrival, and will be tested on their 13th day in Malaysia

Crew arriving at other Malaysian airports 

  • All foreign crew must get prior approval from Malaysian Immigration to enter Malaysia
  • They must quarantine for 14 days on arrival
  • They must show proof of negative COVID-19 test results from three days prior to arrival

Note: Please be advised that regulations change frequently without prior notice, please check with your agent or trip support provider.

For support with your flight operations to Malaysia, contact UAS