Malaysia welcomes visitors from all over the world, but before you arrive, please take a moment to get to know the entry requirements, so that your trip to Malaysia will be a smooth and pleasant one.
Nationals of Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China (PR), Congo (Rep), Congo (Dem Rep), Côte D’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Liberia, Mali, Myanmar, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Western Sahara require a visa. Nationals of these countries may be granted visa relaxation for transit through Malaysia, for less than 5 days, via a Malaysian international airport, if in possession of confirmed onward airline tickets to a third country before arriving. British Overseas Citizens also require a visa.
Nationals of EU countries do not require a visa for stays of up to 3 months (except nationals of Ireland for stays of up to 2 months and Greece and Portugal for stays of up to 1 month)
Nationals of Commonwealth countries do not require a visa (except nationals of those countries mentioned above who do require a visa) for stays of up to 1 month; nationals of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa for up to 3 months.
Nationals of Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA and Yemen do not require a visa for stays of up to 3 months.
Nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria and holders of a Portuguese Certificate of Identity or a Macao Travel Permit do not require a visa for stays of up to 14 days.
Nationals of all countries other than those mentioned above do not require a visa for stays of up to 1 month.
Travellers on transit to another country, for less than 5 days, with a confirmed ticket via a Malaysian airport, do not require a visa.
Duty-free allowance (not applicable for domestic flights or those from Singapore) is 250g (1/2 lb) of tobacco, 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes, 1-litre bottle of liquor as well as personal cameras, watches, cosmetics, etc. Strictly prohibited are pornography and weapons. Exporting antiques require licence from the museum department.
Mandatory Death Penalty for Drug Trafficking
Malaysia and Singapore are two countries where the death penalty is regularly handed out to anyone convicted of drug trafficking. Anybody caught in possession of narcotics above 15 grams is considered a drug trafficker. Do not carry anybody's luggage on their behalf.
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