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Last verified: Sunday, 31. May 2020 at 07:21 AM

Malaysia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Malaysia

Local Situation: 3.3 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Malaysia. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.4 / 5

Malaysia shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Malaysia), the Advisory Index is 3.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Indonesia (4), Brunei with 3.2 and Thailand with 3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Malaysia

There are currently 7,732 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Malaysia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 115 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Malaysia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Malaysia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Malaysia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Malaysia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Malaysia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory Exercise Increased Caution in: The eastern area of Sabah State due to kidnapping. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/malaysia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Undvik demonstrationer och var mycket försiktig i trafiken. Håll reda på pass och värdeföremål. Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga till Sabahs östkust och öarna vid Sabahs östkust på grund av risken för kidnappning

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MY

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Malaysia.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Sabah

Info: Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/malaysia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Malaysia. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Kuala Lumpur har ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/malaysia/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Malaysia has extended the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) until 9 June, while lifting some restrictions. All tourists remain banned from entering Malaysia, and travel within Malaysia remains heavily restricted. Gatherings of larger than 20 people are prohibited. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Malaysia.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/malaysia

Individual rating changes for Malaysia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Malaysia. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Malaysia changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Malaysia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Malaysia changed from 2.9 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Malaysia to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Malaysia changed from 2.6 to 2.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Malaysia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Malaysia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Malaysia changed from 2.4 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Malaysia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Malaysia changed from 2.2 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Malaysia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Malaysia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Malaysia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Malaysia with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Malaysia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Malaysia with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Malaysia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Malaysia with a rating of 3.0.

About Malaysia

Malaysia with its capital Kuala Lumpur is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia), slightly larger than New Mexico (329,750 km²). The country is located Southeastern Asia, peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam. The climate can be described as tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons. The landscape is coastal plains rising to hills and mountains. With a population of about 25.26 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Kuala Lumpur
Population about 25.26 million
Size 329.750 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than New Mexico
Common languages English, Malayalam, Malay, Panjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Chinese
Currency Ringgit (short: MYR)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +60
Internet Top Level Domain .my
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MY
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MYS
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 458

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Malaysia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution from industrial and vehicular emissions
  • deforestation
  • smoke/haze from Indonesian forest fires
  • water pollution from raw sewage

Natural hazzards

  • flooding
  • forest fires
  • landslides

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Malaysia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agriculture processing
  2. electronics
  3. light manufacturing
  4. logging
  5. manufacturing
  6. medical technology
  7. natural gas
  8. natural gas production
  9. oil palm processing
  10. petroleum

Agriculture products

  1. cocoa
  2. palm oil
  3. pepper
  4. rice
  5. rubber
  6. subsistence crops
  7. timber

Malaysian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Malaysia.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. electronic equipment
  3. liquefied natural gas
  4. palm oil
  5. petroleum
  6. rubber
  7. semiconductors
  8. solar panels
  9. textiles
  10. wood

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. electronics
  3. iron
  4. machinery
  5. petroleum products
  6. plastics
  7. steel products
  8. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Malaysia?

Malaysia is currently rated at 3,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Malaysia.

Is it safe to travel Malaysia in 2020?

Visiting the country Malaysia is usually fine. The score is at 3,3 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Malaysia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Malaysia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Malaysia?

There are currently 7,732 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Malaysia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 115 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Malaysia.

What is the size of Malaysia?

Malaysia has a size of 329,750 km² or 127,317 mi² which is slightly larger than New Mexico.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.