Travel and Quarantine Requirements

Travel and Entry Requirements

  • Foreign nationals and their dependants, including foreign maids, to expatriates who are holding a valid long term pass and/or has obtained pass approval application will be allowed to enter Malaysia. All are required to apply for Entry Permission or Approval to Exit and Return to Malaysia from the Director General of Immigration Malaysia (DGIM) prior to traveling. Entry is only permitted to the following:

    • Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependant/s
    • Employment Pass (Category EP I, II, and III)
    • Professional Visit Pass (PVP)
    • Dependant Pass to expatriate for all categories
    • Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories
    • Foreign Maid to expatriate for all categories
  • Malaysian government has imposed the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) across all states in Peninsular Malaysia, except for Perlis, Pahang and Kelantan until 6 December 2020. Crossing of state borders is prohibited except for emergencies and workers with letter of approval from employers. Government offices will remain operational.

  • Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) schemes between Malaysia and Singapore is to cater to different groups of cross-border travellers between Malaysia and Singapore. The RGL enables those who need to make single-entry essential travel for business and official purposes in Malaysia for a maximum of 14 days. The PCA allows Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents to enter Malaysia for work via land border crossings. Those who enter under the PCA must remain in Malaysia for at least 90 days before being able to return to Singapore for short-term home leave and subsequently re-entering Malaysia again. Applications for entry either through the RGL or PCA must be submitted at least 10 working days before the of intended date of departure.
  • Overseas travel ban for Malaysians and expatriates in Malaysia during Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) until 31 December 2020.

Quarantine and Health Requirements

  • All travellers are encouraged to undergo COVID-19 test screening abroad within 3 days and medically confirmed to be tested negative from COVID-19 prior to entry to Malaysia. The test result is to be shown to the medical team at the departure point.
  • Must serve a 14-day quarantine at a Quarantine Centre stipulated by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and Ministry of Health (MOH) and to undergo another COVID-19 test by MOH. All quarantine cost will be borne by traveller.

Updated as at 9 November 2020

Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, there has been constant changes in terms of work permit process, timeline, travel restrictions, quarantine period, medical tests as well as insurance requirements etc. All these requirements can change by the respective authorities in both country of work and candidate’s home country from time to time. The process, timeline and costs that Innovare provides is a guideline and is subject to change if any process is being changed. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy at the time of communication, Innovare cannot guarantee nor be liable for such change in timeline or costs arising from any pandemic related factors so please take note of the potentially volatile situation during this period.