Current travel advisories for Malaysia

Last Update: Friday, 16. April 2021 at 08:18

Please reconsider your need to travel to Malaysia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.2 / 5

Malaysia is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia) with around 26 million citizens and a land mass of 329,750 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.8 / 5

Malaysia shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Indonesia (4.4), Thailand with (3.7) and Brunei with (3.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 362,173 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 1,333 reported deaths associated with the disease in Malaysia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/malaysia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MY

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Undvik demonstrationer. Undvik onödiga resor på östkusten och öarna i Sabah på grund av kidnappningsrisken.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MY

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/malaysia-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Malaysia due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Malaysia due to COVID-19.   Malaysia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and a limited re-opening of borders - but with strict entry and quarantine requirements for new arrivals) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Malaysia. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Malaysia. Exercise Increased Caution in: The eastern area of Sabah State due to kidnapping. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/malaysia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/malaysia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Malaysian Government has now advised the exemption for holders of expired Social Visit Passes will cease on 21 April 2021. If you're in Malaysia on a social visit pass that expired after 1 January 2020, you have until 21 April 2021 to leave Malaysia without incurring any penalties or enforcement action (see 'Travel'). Contact your airline or travel provider for options to depart Malaysia as soon as you can. Malaysia has a number of restrictions in response to COVID-19, which vary across locations and can change rapidly. Be aware of what restrictions are in place at your location and follow the advice of local authorities. You must maintain social distance and wear a face mask in public spaces and on public transportation. Foreigners, including visitors and long term foreign residents, have been arrested and charged for breaching COVID-19 restrictions, including failure to socially distance in public places or being present in a venue that is suspected of breaching current rules. There's an ongoing threat of terrorism in Malaysia, including in Kuala Lumpur and other major cities. Be alert to possible threats, especially in public places or during major events or holidays that may attract large crowds. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Malaysia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/malaysia/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle rejser til hele Malaysia for at minimere risikoen for smittespredning med nye COVID-19 varianter. Vi fraråder dermed også erhvervsrejser, men med visse undtagelser. Information om lokale restriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav kan findes hos den danske ambassade i Kuala Lumpur. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på coronasmitte.dk. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Hvis du rejser til Malaysia, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. risikoen for terror. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Sabahs østkyst fra Sandakan i nord til Tawau i syd og til øerne ud for Sabahs østkyst fra og med Langkayan i nord til og med Sipadan i syd pga. en høj risiko for kidnapning. Militante islamister med base i det sydlige Filippinerne har i de senere år kidnappet og dræbt udlændinge i området. Sikkerhedsrisikoen er så høj, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at rejse dertil. Sandakan by og Tawau by er ikke omfattet af advarslen og kan benyttes som udgangspunkt for rejser ind i landet. Der er en høj risiko for pirateri i Suluhavet og Celebeshavet ud for Sabahs østkyst.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 26 million
Covering landmass
329,750 km²
Electricity
240V - 50Hz
Currency
Ringgit (MYR)
ISO 2-Letter Code
MY
Phone prefix
+60
Top Level Domain
.my
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800/3G

Airports in Malaysia (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Malaysia.

Is Malaysia safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Malaysia. With a risk index of 4.2 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Malaysia?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Malaysia.

What countries does Malaysia share land borders with?

Malaysia shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Indonesia (4.4), Thailand with (3.7) and Brunei with (3.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!