Current travel advisories for Malaysia

Last Update: Wednesday, 11. December 2019 at 07:22

We advice caution when travelling to Malaysia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.2 / 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: 2.0 / 5

Malaysia shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Indonesia (2.5), Thailand with (2.1) and Brunei with (1.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise normal precautions in Malaysia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory Exercise Increased Caution in: The eastern area of Sabah State due to kidnapping. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 1

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Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Malaysia due to the threat of terrorism, crime and the potential for civil unrest. 

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

New Zealand government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to coastal areas of eastern Sabah (from Kudat to Tawau, including Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna, including the offshore islands and dive sites) due to the risk of kidnapping.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Undvik demonstrationer och var mycket försiktig i trafiken. Håll reda på pass och värdeföremål. Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga till Sabahs östkust och öarna vid Sabahs östkust på grund av risken för kidnappning

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

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..

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/malaysia/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Danish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Når du rejser til Malaysia, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed og være ekstra forsigtig især pga. risikoen for terror. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i Malaysia. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til kyststrækingen på Sabahs østkyst fra Sandakan til Tawau og til øerne ud for østkysten af den malaysiske del af Borneo fra og med Langkayan i nord til og med Sipadan i syd. Der er en meget høj risiko for kidnapning. Militante islamister med base i det sydlige Filippinerne har i de senere år kidnappet og dræbt bl.a. turister i området. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge området. Sandakan by og Tawau by er ikke omfattet af advarslen og kan benyttes som udgangspunkt for rejser ind i landet.

Danger level: 3

Be extra cautious..

Danish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid all unnecessary 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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.