Category: Malaysia Travel News

Thankfully! The entry for foreigners into Malaysia has gotten too easy.

The government of Malaysia has recently introduced an easy online application system named as ‘My Travel Pass’ for international tourists seeking to enter the country.

Also, Malaysia has been allowing several categories of foreigners to visit this country for some time now, however, the process for availing the official confirmation is really quite difficult.

Many international tourists seeking to visit Malaysia for legitimate purposes have been experiencing tough times as they have to contact embassies, consulates, and border police, and most of the time, getting no better option but to cancel the trip.

This new announcement of ‘My Travel Pass’ wherein international tourists can enter Malaysia within minutes online. Besides, they will get an email confirmation back if they are eligible to visit this country or not. Thus, simplifying the entire process which has been used till now.

Kindly note that ‘My Travel Pass’ announced by Malaysia will permit only the below-written categories to apply online:

  • Foreign Workers
  • Spouses of Malaysian Residents/Citizens
  • Children of Malaysian Residents/Citizens
  • Expatriates and Property Owners
  • Malaysian Citizens Returning Home
  • Foreigner Social Visits or PR (Permanent) Residents
  • Reciprocal Green Lane Travellers
  • Periodical Commuting Arrangement Travellers

My Travel Pass is now open for interested applications from October 8th and this option is still open for foreigners, ex-pats and citizens returning back their home, can apply for entry affirmation, till as of December 31, 2020. 

Applications are anticipated to take five business days to either be authorized or denied, of which an electronic mail may be despatched immediately to the applicant outlining the decision. In addition, My Travel Pass also tells the applicant thoroughly what other regulations and entry requirements might be asked if their application is approved, such as PCR testing or isolation, etc.

The types of travellers under the My Travel Pass is permitting applications from is further specified as:

Periodical Commuting Arrangement Travelers

PR and Citizens of Singapore who have Long Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) either for business or work purposes in Malaysia.

Reciprocal Green Lane Travelers

Those who are legal residents in Singapore and expecting for a single-entry essential journey in terms of business and official purposes in Malaysia.

Children and Spouses of Malaysian Residents/Citizens

Legally married couples along with their children who are, in fact, Malaysian citizens and/or PR of Malaysia.

Foreign Workers

Those who have been working as full time employers in Malaysia are eligible wherein application to be made by the employer only.

Foreigner Social Visits / Permanent Residents

PR (Permanent Residents) who were not in the country as of the border closure, are allowed for business meetings and official business purposes along with social visit purpose which includes compassionate grounds (medical / emergency and death).

 Expatriates and Property Owners

When ex-pats having their own property in Malaysia, or ex-pats who stay in Malaysia who have been stranded abroad before the closure are also eligible.

Those who are not included in the My Travel Pass online system are medical tourism travellers along with students. Both categories of visitors may still be allowed into Malaysia in this pandemic only if they will contact immigration directly, instead of the online application.

Medical Tourism Exception Rules for Malaysia

International tourists who are going to visit Malaysia as of medical tourism purposes have to go through MHTC (Health Ministry and register with the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council).

Medical tourists ought to undergo a SARS-CoV-2 PCR check of their home country before arriving in Malaysia. They might be examined once more upon arrival into Malaysia.

Medical tourists can bring one parent to accompany them, however, that parent must have to additionally observe all of the above necessities along with testing, app download, and so on.

The quarantine will come into impact, and the traveller could be expected

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