Travel Advice for International Students
The latest visa and travel advice from the Malaysian Government
Please read the following notice carefully before applying for your Travel Request
1.0 Notice to international students traveling to Malaysia
The Malaysian Government announced on 8th of July 2020 that International Students attending public universities or private universities may enter the country to resume their studies.
In order to return to Malaysia, all international students are required to obtain approval from the Malaysian Immigration Department Director-General. To obtain the approval, students are required to submit the Travel Authorisation Form. This is only required for existing students. If you are a new student, please click here to learn more about the process. To apply, please ensure that you have registered an account with us.
2.0 What is the Travel Authorisation Form for?
International Students intending to return to Malaysia are required to fill in the Travel Authorisation Form. Your application will be vetted by the Malaysian Immigration Department before you are allowed to travel to Malaysia.
3.0 Who can apply to return to Malaysia?
- Student who has a valid student pass.
- Student who has a student pass that has expired from the 1st of February 2020 onwards.
4.0 What must i do before applying for a Travel Authorisation?
- Ensure that your country has not imposed a travel ban.
- Ensure that your institution is well aware of your travel intention. Note that prior to us submitting your application to the Malaysian Immigration Department, your institution is first required to approve your application to return to Malaysia.
- Please be advised that you are only allowed to enter Malaysia via KLIA and KLIA2 entry points. International Students that attempt to enter Malaysia from other entry points will be denied entry and may risk being deported to their country of origin.
- Ensure that you have fulfilled the requirement as mentioned under Item 3.0. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in your application to be rejected.
- Ensure that you have downloaded the MySejahtera mobile application. MySejahtera is an application developed by the Government of Malaysia to assist in monitoring COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
5.0 How will I know the status of my Travel Authorisation application?
- You may use the Track My Application feature .You are only required to enter your travel document number and nationality in order to obtain the following:
- a. Your current Travel Authorisation application status
- b. If your application is approved by the Malaysian Immigration Department Director General, you will receive your Travel Authorisation approval letter and if your application is rejected, you will receive the Travel Authorisation rejection letter.
- An email notification will also be sent to you once we have received the approval status by the Malaysian Immigration Department.
6.0 What should I do once my Travel Authorisation is approved?
- If your student pass has expired, you may be required to apply for a Single Entry Visa for Social Pass (Depending on your nationality) prior to travelling to Malaysia. Please check with your Malaysian Mission for more information on this matter.
- Undergo the RT-PCR Covid-19 Test three (3) days before travelling to Malaysia. The RT-PCR Covid-19 test result must be translated in ENGLISH so that the respective authorities in Malaysia can inspect it.
- Next, please complete the online payment for the Quarantine cost and the Covid-19 Screening Test upon arrival through MySafeTravel (www.safetravel.myeg.com.my) / MyQr application by MyEG (www.myeg.gov.my) and provide the payment receipt at the international entry point upon arrival.
- Be very careful with your surroundings. Practice social distancing and good hygiene. Do your best to avoid any occasion that might expose you further to the COVID19 virus.
7.0 What will happen once I arrive in Malaysia?
- Upon arrival, you will be carefully escorted by the relevant authorities to the Ministry of Health (MOH) personnel. At this point, you will be required to show proof of the negative RT-PCR test result obtained from your country of origin.
- You are also required to show proof of the payment receipt of the Quarantine cost and the Covid-19 Screening Test from MySafeTravel (www.safetravel.myeg.com.my) / MyQr application by MyEG. Upon verification, you may proceed to the Immigration Counter for clearance to enter Malaysia.
- Once you have obtained clearance from the Immigration Department, you will be assigned to a quarantine station. Our EMGS representatives will be obtaining this information from you to be furnished to your institution.
- Government officials will then bring you to the quarantine station assigned to you. During this time, you are required to undergo quarantine for seven (7) to fourteen (14) days upon arrival to Malaysia before continuing your studies. The duration is subject to the students furnishing their RT-PCR Covid-19 test results at the international arrival gate. International students that are not able to provide RT-PCR Covid-19 test results or if the test results are not valid/acceptable by Ministry of Health, the students will be subjected to a quarantine period of ten (10) days.
- Please note that you will not be allowed to leave the quarantine premises throughout the quarantine period.
- On the 5th day (For a quarantine period of 7 days) or 8th day (For a quarantine period of 10 days) or 10th day (For a quarantine period of 14 days), you will undergo an antibody test. If your result shows as negative, you will be given a release order and your institution will make travel arrangements for you to return to the institution, however, if your result is positive, MOH guidelines will apply.
Please take note that students with nationality or coming from the United Kingdom or India are not allowed to enter Malaysia
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