INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER MALAYSIA TO STUDY UNDER STRICT SOPS
Please see all requirements listed below for your entry:
- New International Students are required obtain approval by the Director General of the Malaysian Immigration Department via EMGS prior to their entry into Malaysia.
- These New International Students are not required to apply for the Travel Authorisation as it is issued together with the Electronic Visa Approval Letter (eVAL). The expiry date of the Travel Authorisation is valid for 6 months and co-terminus with the expiry date of the eVAL.
- New International Students must ensure that the Travel Authorization and the eVAL are still valid at the point of entry into Malaysia.
- In an event where the eVAL and the Travel Authorization has expired, the International Student must apply for an eVAL extension via their Education Institution. Once the eVAL extension request has been approved by the Malaysian Immigration Department, a new Travel Authorization will be issued in accordance to the validity of the extended eVAL.
- All International Students must ensure that the COVID-19 test (RT-PCR) is completed within 72 hours prior to their arrival to Malaysia. The official test result which must be translated in ENGLISH has to be given to the relevant health authorities upon arrival at Malaysia. The students are also required to conduct the RT-PCR test at the point of entry and on the end of the mandatory quarantine period
- EMGS would also like to remind all New International Students and Existing International Student with an expired student pass to apply for a Single-Entry Visa (SEV) if they originate from a country that requires an SEV to enter Malaysia.
(Latest update from Education Malaysia Global Service (EMGS) as of 2nd December 2021)
Update on the duration of self-isolation and quarantine for close contact and positive COVID-19 cases are as follow:
Positive cases of COVID-19
- Seven (7) days for those who have completed their vaccination and are asymptomatic.
- Ten (10) days for those who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated and are symptomatic.
- A health assessment will be conducted before a release order can be issued to the individual.
Close contact with individuals who tested positive for COVID-19
- Five (5) days for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.
- Seven (7) days for those who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated and completed their vaccination..
- Those that are symptomatic are required to undergo an RTK-Ag test, either by themselves or at the nearest health facility located near them. The results of the RTK-Ag done by themselves must be uploaded into MySejahtera.
- To undergo an RTK-Ag test at the end of the quarantine or self-isolation period at either a government or private health facility.
- The individuals will be issued with a quarantine release order on the same day the RTK-Ag test is performed if the result is negative and they are asymptomatic.
- The summary of the process for those who are close contacts with individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 is stated below:
(The new update regarding the duration for self-isolation and quarantine period is effective from 16th January 2022. This update is also applicable for those who are currently undergoing the self-isolation and quarantine).
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