Current travel advisories for Malaysia

Last Update: Friday, 10. July 2020 at 07:22

Please reconsider your need to travel to Malaysia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.3 / 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 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.4 / 5

Malaysia shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Indonesia (4.0), Brunei with (3.2) and Thailand with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 8,677 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 121 reported deaths associated with the disease in Malaysia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

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:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. 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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Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild 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: 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..

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.

Irish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential 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 ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Malaysia. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Kuala Lumpur har de seneste oplysninger på sin hjemmeside om myndighedernes restriktioner i Malaysia og mulighederne for at rejse hjem til Danmark. Flere fly-, færge-, bus-, og togforbindelser bliver aflyst eller indstillet. Det kan gøre det meget svært at komme hjem til Danmark. Ambassadens hjemmeside opdateres løbende. Alle danskere, der i øjeblikket rejser i udlandet og ønsker at komme hjem, opfordres derfor til at gøre det nu. Du bør undersøge mulighederne for at udrejse i dialog med dit rejse-, fly- og/eller forsikringsselskab. Denne opfordring gælder ikke for danskere, der er fastboende i udlandet. Har du din hverdag i udlandet, er opfordringen, at du følger anbefalinger og anvisninger fra lokale myndigheder. Du bør følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger og løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen via ambassadens hjemmeside, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedier. Danske grænser vil ikke blive lukket for danske statsborgere eller andre personer, der bor i Danmark. Du bør følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd. Du kan også læse mere om udviklingen i COVID-19 i udlandet hos Statens Serum Institut. Du kan læse mere om danske myndigheders tiltag på www.coronasmitte.dk. Der er meget høj risiko for kidnapning ved kyststrækingen på Sabahs østkyst. Det gælder 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. 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.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Malaysia has implemented a ‘Recovery Movement Control Order’ (RMCO) until 31 August 2020. The RMCO will allow majority of businesses, religious and social activities to operate under strict hygiene and social distancing practices. Domestic travel within Malaysia is permitted, except to Enhanced Movement Control Order areas. High risk of COVID-19 transmission activities remain prohibited (see 'Travel'). All tourists remain banned from entering Malaysia. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Malaysia.

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?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Malaysia. The risk index is at 3.3 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Malaysia?

We currently know of 7 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 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Indonesia (4.0), Brunei with (3.2) and Thailand with (3.0 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!