Malaysia welcomes back international travellers after the government announced the full reopening of its borders for the first time after nearly two years of COVID-19 pandemic-related closures as the nation transitions to endemic phase, beginning 1 April 2022.


Fully-vaccinated travellers can enjoy quarantine-free travel and are only required to take the COVID-19 RT-PCR test two days before departure and undergo professionally administered RTK-Ag within 24 hours upon arrival in Malaysia.

International travellers who are not fully vaccinated must undergo five-day quarantine upon arrival. Meanwhile, children and young people aged 12 to 17 are allowed for quarantine-free entry and only need to undergo professionally administered COVID-19 RTK-Ag within 24 hours upon arrival in Malaysia.

YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia said, “We are delighted with the latest government’s announcement for the resumption of international travel, and look forward to engaging with airlines and travel trade to ramp up marketing efforts to promote Malaysia as a safe travel destination.

Malaysia reopening her borders, closed since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is significant as it marks the final phase in ending restrictions.

Now yachts can choose between two very different experiences in entering Malaysia, said Asia Pacific Superyachts co-founder, Captain Scott Walker: “Yachts can enter Langkawi, the largest island in an archipelago of 100 islands in the Andaman Sea and enjoy a duty-free port and easy access for yacht crew and visitors to shopping, dining, entertainment, sports, transport and other attractions. Or they can enter the Malaysian Borneo, offering an altogether adventurous prospect and cruising grounds, easily reached in this relatively small area and largely unexplored.”