The long wait is over! After 20 months, Malaysia finally starts to open up for international arrivals.
Starting 16 November, tourists can enjoy the beauty and beaches of the island of Langkawi without quarantine. Tourists staying more than seven days are allowed to travel to other parts of Malaysia. Full opening of the Malaysian borders is expected from 1st January 2022.
Langkawi will initially reopen to fully vaccinated “high-yield” tourists who are staying in Langkawi no less than three days. Tourists must have medical insurance of at least US$80,000. Foreign vacationers cannot travel independently under the plan; instead, they must use the services of a tour operator or agency registered with Malaysian tourism authorities.
Those under the age of 18 will have to be accompanied by fully vaccinated parents or guardians, and all travellers are required to download and register the MySejahtera contact tracing app before the trip.