Malaysia

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Quarantine required.

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What is the COVID situation in Malaysia?

+5,551 New COVID cases in Malaysia
+17 New COVID deaths in Malaysia
77.56% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 16 October 2021

Basic facts about Malaysia

Malaysia is a medium-sized country located in South-Eastern Asia. The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur and the most spoken language is Malaysian. The national currency in Malaysia is Malaysian ringgit (MYR).

What taxi apps are available in Malaysia?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Malaysia. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Malaysian ringgit (MYR)Official currency
1 EUR~4.79 MYR
1 USD~4.23 MYR

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Malaysia?

The official language of Malaysia is Malay. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Malaysian. As you go away from the main tourist destinations and into smaller towns and villages, you will notice a decrease in the usage of English, particularly among older generations over 50 years old. This is where knowing a few simple Malaysian words may help.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Malaysia was ranked 30th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Malaysia?

There are 4 common plug types used in Malaysia:

Type A 240 V, 50 Hz  Type C 240 V, 50 Hz  Type G 240 V, 50 Hz  Type M 240 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Malaysia?

Currently, citizens of 162 countries can enter Malaysia without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Malaysia?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Malaysia.

Data last reviewed on: 16 October 2021

Is it safe in Malaysia?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On June 21, 2021, the risk level for Malaysia was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Malaysia

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Malaysia?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol

  • 1L of alcoholic beverages

Tobacco

n/a

Data last reviewed on: 16 October 2021

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Malaysia:

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