Malaysia reopened to all international visitors on April 1, 2022. The land border Malaysia-Singapore was also reopened. In August Malaysia dropped all covid-related entry restrictions.
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August – Malaysia lifts all its Covid-19 entry restrictions
All of Malaysia’s Covid entry restrictions, such as testing and quarantine requirements, have been lifted for foreign arrivals.
Prior to the regulation change, unvaccinated visitors were required to undergo a PCR testing two days prior to departure and a professionally administered rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival, followed by five days of quarantine.
Tourists may still want to use the MySejahtera app as there is still uncertainty regarding the removal of the travel form.
How the Coronavirus has affected Malaysia
As of May 11, Malaysia has recorded 4,762,552 cases and 36,166 deaths caused by the virus.
Why visit Malaysia?
Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia takes up part of the Malay Peninsula as well as the island of Borneo.
It’s known for its natural beauty, with white sand beaches and tropical rainforests. It is also a melting pot of cultures, with Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Europeans all living here.
Visitors to Malaysia can choose between two very different experiences. They can either visit the Malay Peninsula, which has an ultramodern capital, Kuala Lumpur, and a blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European cultures.
Or they can visit the Malaysian Borneo. Here they will find orangutans and remote tribes in the wild jungles as well as granite peaks, massive trees, and waterfalls. There are also beautiful islands, excellent diving, colonial towns to explore, and luxury resorts.
For those who seek pristine white beaches, Langkawi offers 99 islands to choose from. An archipelago in the Andaman Sea, it is Malaysia’s heaviest tourist destination.
Conservationists can visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation center, which was opened in 1964. Here they can meet rescued orphans, who are trained to survive in the wild. They are released into the adjacent sanctuary.
In Kuala Lumpur, meanwhile, tourists can see the Petronas Twin Towers, which are the tallest twin buildings in the world. The Batu Caves near the city offer magnificent Hindu art and there are many beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples within the city itself.
The Bukit Bintag shopping district offers both daytime bargains and trendy nightlife.
Thanks to the mix of cultures here, there are also some addictively tasty dishes to try.
It may be a while before Malaysia opens its borders. When it does, make sure your visit here encompasses both the highlights of the peninsula and the unique charms of Borneo.