Malaysia travel advisories

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Safety Information
Travel advisories Updated on Dec. 6, 2021, 3:51 a.m.
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Do not travel

The following information has been provided by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The information is subject to change without notice. This is not a comprehensive list, and you are urged to check the most up-to-date information and details.

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Entry information for travelers from Japan

Entry restrictions

Dec. 4, 2021, 4:58 a.m.

From March 18, 2020, foreigners are prohibited from entering the country in principle (excluding the following).

① Long-term stay pass (resident pass, MM2H, student pass, etc.) holders and new acquirers

(2) Persons whose relatives living in Malaysia have died or are in critical condition

③ A Malaysian spouse and his / her family who are foreigners who do not have a long-term stay pass.

④ Short-term commercial residents for trade / investment purposes (within 14 days, exemption from quarantine)

⑤ Langkawi tourism bubble user (quarantine exemption)

⑥ Vaccine travel lane users between Malaysia and Singapore (quarantine exemption)

Post-arrival restrictions

Dec. 4, 2021, 4:58 a.m.

Exceptionally, foreigners who are allowed to enter Malaysia (see Malaysia in "1") must present a negative certificate within 3 days before leaving the country, download a government-designated app, and have a negative PCR test result when they arrive in Malaysia. In addition to complying with the National Recovery Plan (NRP) regulations, such as 10-day isolation at a government-designated isolation facility and wearing a wristband during the isolation period, the following conditions must be met for each type.

COVID-19 risks

Nov. 29, 2021, midnight

As the infection may spread further, please be informed and try to prevent the infection.

Nov. 29, 2021, midnight

As the infection may spread further, please be informed and try to prevent the infection.

Aug. 13, 2021, midnight

As the infection may spread further, please obtain the latest information and try to prevent the infection.

May 18, 2021, midnight

Coronavirus infections are still spreading worldwide, with more than 160 million confirmed infections and more than 3 million deaths worldwide. Although the number of infected people is decreasing in North America and Europe, the situation continues to require caution, such as the remarkable spread of infection in South Asia.
Based on this situation, the infectious disease risk information level in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Saint Lucia, Thailand, East Timor, and Mongolia has been newly set to Level 2 by comprehensively considering various situations including the deterioration of the infection situation. "Please stop unnecessary and unurgent travel" has been raised to Level 3 "Travel Cancellation Recommendation".

Oct. 30, 2020, midnight

As the infection may spread further, please obtain the latest information and try to prevent the infection.

Local and national news

Information for the past 30 days.

New border measures for new coronavirus infections

Dec. 3, 2021, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1 After midnight on December 5, the waiting period at the accommodation facility of the quarantine station will be changed for returnees and immigrants from the following countries / regions.

India (Karnataka), Greece, USA (Colorado, New York, Hawaii, Minnesota), Romania

Alert regarding flight connections at Ethiopia Bole Airport

Dec. 3, 2021, midnight wide area information
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○ Currently, Ethiopia is issuing danger information "Level 4: Please evacuate. Please stop traveling. (Evacuation advisory)" to the whole country. In addition, following the outbreak of Omicron strains reported in South Africa, border measures are being strengthened around the world.
○ Given this situation, we strongly recommend that you avoid connecting flights using Addis Ababa Bole Airport in Ethiopia. If you are planning to travel to Africa, please try to collect related information such as checking the flight status of the aircraft you are using and the border measures for your final destination.

New border measures for new coronavirus infections

Dec. 2, 2021, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1 After midnight on December 4, the waiting period at the accommodation facility of the quarantine station will be changed for returnees and immigrants from the following countries / regions.

Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Norway, United States (California)

New border measures for new coronavirus infections

Dec. 1, 2021, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1 After midnight on December 3, the waiting period at the accommodation facility of the quarantine station will be changed for returnees and immigrants from the following countries / regions.

Australia, Canada (Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia), South Korea, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, French Reunion Island

New border measures for new coronavirus infections (new designated countries / regions for mutant strains that should be dealt with in particular for border measures)

Nov. 30, 2021, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
● On November 30, new border measures were decided in Japan.
● We will inform you of the main points of this measure as follows. Please be aware of this when returning to or entering Japan, and check the latest information.
"List of designated countries / regions related to border strengthening measures (as of November 30, 1991)"
(Https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100266038.pdf)

New border measures for new coronavirus infection (strengthening border measures for Omicron strains)

Nov. 30, 2021, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
● On November 30, as an emergency evacuation response, the following measures will be taken in Japan for the time being from a preventive point of view.
● We will inform you of the main points of this measure as follows, so please be aware of the latest information when returning to or entering Japan, and check the website below.
"List of designated countries / regions related to border strengthening measures (as of November 30, 1991)"
(Https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100266038.pdf)

Travel advisories from local embassies and consulates

Information from the past two weeks.

Notice of change of closed days (closed on December 3)

Dec. 2, 2021, 3:45 p.m.
In response to this, the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia will be closed on December 3rd (Friday), and instead will be open on December 29th (Wednesday), which was originally announced as a closed day.

If you have already made a reservation to visit our consular office on December 3, we will respond on the same day, so please visit us as scheduled.

(Contact information for local diplomatic missions)
〇 Embassy of Japan in Malaysia
Address: No.11, Persiaran Stonor, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: (03) 2177-2600 (Representative)
Homepage: https://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

〇 Consular Office in Kota Kinabalu
Address: No.18, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Phone: (088) 254-169
Homepage: https://www.kotakinabalu.my.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

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[New Coronavirus] Procedures for limited traffic between Malaysia and Singapore such as Land Vaccine Travel Lane (VTL-Land) (November 26, 2021)

Nov. 26, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
● Procedures for limited traffic between Malaysia and Singapore such as Vaccine Travel Lane (VTL) [https://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/newinfo_03082020C.html] (2021) Updated on November 25)

The main contents are as follows.

● On November 24, the Prime Minister's Office of Malaysia and the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry will eliminate the need for isolation after entry when traveling by land between Malaysia and Singapore for the purpose of commuting to work and reunion with families of vaccinated persons. Details of the procedure for the Malaysian Vaccine Travel Lane (VTL-Land) have been announced. It has been announced that this framework will go live on November 29th.
(* This announcement is mainly about travel from Singapore to Malaysia. For travel from Malaysia to Singapore, please visit the SafeTravel website (http://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) of the Singapore Regional Immigration Bureau. Please confirm.)


● Currently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued "Infectious Disease Danger Information Level 3: Please Stop Traveling. (Recommendation to Stop Traveling)" to Malaysia. Please check the following for details.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety Homepage: Malaysia Our website page

○ For Japanese residents and travelers, please continue to strive to obtain the latest information from Malaysian authorities and various media. Each state government may have its own regulations, so please try to collect information on your own through the media, websites, SNS, etc. of each state government regarding the situation in your area.

(Contact information for local diplomatic missions)
〇 Embassy of Japan in Malaysia
Address: No.11, Persiaran Stonor, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: (03) 2177-2600 (Representative)
Homepage: https://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

〇 Consular Office in Kota Kinabalu
Address: No.18, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Phone: (088) 254-169
Homepage: https://www.kotakinabalu.my.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

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