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Malaysia Travel Restrictions

77.15% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 76.57% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Malaysia.

Malaysia entry details and exceptions

Entry restrictions do not apply to Malaysian citizens, resident, diplomats, foreign spouses and dependents of Malaysian citizens, long-term pass holders, and expatriate employees working in essential industries.


Outgoing travel to MalaysiaTravelling from New Zealand to Malaysia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Malaysia.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Malaysia.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 10 days of quarantine at the earliest, travelers can get a PCR or antigen test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Malaysia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Malaysia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Malaysia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Malaysia

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Closed

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Malaysia. Please check the official guidelines from Malaysia for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Malaysia.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Malaysia.

  • Mask usage in Malaysia is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Malaysia are open with restrictions. Bars in Malaysia are closed.

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