Visa & Travel

Short Term Social Visit Pass

All Visitors, who enter the country via any Malaysian entry checkpoint, will be issued a Short-Term Social Visit Pass for any of the following reasons:

  1. Visiting relatives
  2. Tourism
  3. Journalism / Reporting
  4. Meeting / Conference
  5. Business / Trade Meetings
  6. Factory inspection
  7. Auditing company accounts
  8. Signing an agreement
  9. Attending a seminar / conference
  10. Goodwill missions by university students
  11. Sitting for examination(s) at a Higher Learning Institute
  12. Competing in sporting events
  13. Other activities as approved by the Director General of Immigration, Malaysia

Types of Visas

The Malaysian Government issues three (3) types of visa to foreign citizens (Single Entry Visa, Multiple Entry Visa & Transit Visa). https://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/types-of-visas/

Single Entry Visa (priority)

This is issued to foreign citizens who enter Malaysia for social or business purposes. It is normally valid for a Single Entry and for a period not exceeding three (3) months from the date of issuance. https://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/

Visa requirement by Country: https://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/visa-requirement-by-country/

Visa fee according to the Country: https://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/visa-fees/

eVISA

eVISA is a hassle-free online platform that simplifies the visa application process by issuing electronic visas to Foreign Nationals wishing to enter Malaysia.

Who Can Apply eVISA?

Foreign National from these countries are eligible to apply:

First Phase

  1. Country
  2. China
  3. India
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. Nepal
  6. Myanmar
  7. Bangladesh
  8. Pakistan
  9. Bhutan
  10. Serbia
  11. Montenegro

Where to Apply: https://malaysiavisa.imi.gov.my/evisa/evisa.jsp

The Malaysia eNTRI visa is available for Indian passport holders or holders of a passport of the People’s Republic of China.


COVID-19 UPDATES

In the ever-changing landscape that is the COVID-19 pandemic, the restrictions and requirements are constantly changing. Please continue to stay up-to-date on both the convention center protocols and the Malaysia travel guidelines using the resources below:

Malaysia Travel COVID-19 Updates

From August 1, 2022, all travelers are allowed to enter Malaysia regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status and do not require a pre-departure or on-arrival COVID-19 test. There are no quarantine orders related to COVID-19 enforced by the Malaysian Government upon arrival.

Travelers can download and activate the MySejahtera application before or after arrival to Malaysia to indicate their COVID-19 risk status while staying in Malaysia. The COVID-19 risk status in MySejahtera may be checked upon entering premises.

Travelers who develop COVID-19 symptoms while in Malaysia should get tested and if found to be positive, are subject to the current protocol for positive COVID-19 cases as below.

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must undergo isolation via a Home Surveillance Order (HSO) for seven (7) days. Individuals can be released from isolation on the 4th, 5th or 6th day when they are asymptomatic and the result of an RTK Ag test supervised by a registered medical practitioner is negative. Discharge on the 7th day does not require any COVID-19 detection test.

Please continue to practice COVID-19 preventive measures while in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre COVID-19 Updates

For questions or concerns about COVID-19 protocols, please reach out to [email protected] 


Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

Arrival

The main gateway to Malaysia is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2), located in Sepang, Selangor. Both airports are merely two kilometers apart and are approximately 50 km (35 miles) from Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to City by KLIA Express Train

The main airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), is 50 km (35 miles) from the city center. The fastest way to the city is by non-stop KLIA express train (RM55 one way – around $14, RM100 round trip – around $25) that takes 28 minutes. Trains run every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes at all other times: http://www.kliaekspres.com

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to City by Rideshare & Taxi

There are two types of taxis in KL – red budget taxis and blue executive (Premier) taxis. A ride from the airport to KLCC in a budget taxi will cost around RM 100, a good option if there is more than one passenger. To book a taxi, head to the prepaid taxi counter and buy a coupon there.

Taxi counters can be found at the Transportation Hub on Level 1 in KLIA2, and on Level 3 in KLIA1.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to City by Limousine

Direct transfer to City available 24 hours. Book here: https://www.airportlimo.my/index.php