Malaysia scraps MySejahtera Traveller Card requirement

From 1 August, foreigners will no longer be required to complete the Traveller Card in MySejahtera before departure to Malaysia.

Malaysia will further ease its border measures by eliminating the Traveller Card requirement for foreigners from Monday, 1 August 2022.

The Traveller Card requirement was previously scrapped for Malaysian citizens on 4 July 2022, and with pre-departure and on-arrival testing not required for fully vaccinated individuals, travel effectively returns to pre-COVID conditions.

Traveller Card requirement to be scrapped

Currently, foreign travellers to Malaysia are required to download the MySejahtera app (Android | iOS) and compete the in-app Traveller Card. This requires information like passport details, purpose of travel, and flight/accommodation details. The completed Traveller Card needs to be shown during check-in, and possibly on arrival.

From 1 August 2022, the Traveller Card will no longer be required. Travellers need only upload their vaccination certificate (if fully vaccinated) or pre-departure test result (if unvaccinated or partially vaccinated) to the MySejahtera app.

On-arrival tests and quarantine still apply to unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers, as summarised below.

✔️ Travel to Malaysia
(From 1 Aug 2022)
Fully Vax.
Unvax. or Partially Vax.*
  • Negative COVID-19 ART or PCR test taken within 2 days of departure
  • Download MySejahtera app (Android | iOS) and upload test results
  • Take a supervised COVID-19 ART within 24 hours of arrival, either in clinic or virtually
  • Serve 5-day quarantine at self-sourced accommodation
  • Take a COVID-19 PCR test on day 4 of quarantine or COVID-19 ART on day 5. Quarantine ends if negative result received
*Children aged 17 and under are exempt from vaccination and testing requirements
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All travellers will be thermal screened on arrival, and subject to further tests if found to be unwell. 

Returning to Singapore

Thanks to the Vaccinated Travel Framework which took effect from 1 April 2022, the only requirement for fully vaccinated travellers to Singapore is to complete the SG Arrival Card.

This applies to all travellers regardless of nationality, unless they are Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or LTP holders entering from the land border with Malaysia.

✔️ Vaccinated Travel Framework
Fully Vax. & Unvax. Aged 12 and Below
*Children aged 2 or under in the current calendar year are exempt

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers aged 13 and over will face stricter entry requirements, as summarised below.

✔️ Vaccinated Travel Framework
Unvax.
(Aged 13 and above)
  • Most unvaccinated travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents will be barred from entry from 1 April 2022, with limited exceptions
  • Apply for entry approval (required for short-term visitors, or LTP holder aged 18 and above [aged 13 and above from 1 July 2022])
  • Purchase travel insurance with min. S$30,000 coverage for COVID-19 medical expenses (short-term visitors only)
  • Complete SG Arrival Card
  • Present negative pre-departure ART/PCR test taken within 2 days of flight to Singapore*
  • 7-day SHN at home or hotel
  • Take PCR test at the end of 7-day SHN*
*Children aged 2 or under in the current calendar year are exempt

Conclusion

Malaysia will do away with the Traveller Card requirement completely from 1 August 2022, further reducing the administrative burden for travellers. 

For the latest COVID-19 travel advisories and restrictions, refer to the Singapore Airlines website, or IATA’s TIMATIC. 

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Tai

Love your blog and I’ve been following you for years!

But please stop writing things like this:

‘travel effectively returns to pre-COVID conditions.’

You’ve written this in many blog posts recently.

This is simply untrue.

As long as there is still discrimination against unvaccinated travelers and there are ANY restrictions still in place (like mandatory mask wearing on the plane or in other locations or forced quarantine), we are still very far away from pre-Covid normality.

Let’s call a spade a spade:

This is an improvement but ALL restrictions must go away before we can speak of ‘normality’ again.

Ah long

He’s not wrong. Just have a bottle of water within arm’s reach and no sane FA is going to tell you to keep your mask on.

Also who cares about the unvaccinated in 2022 LEWL

Last edited 2 months ago by Ah long
Bruno

Biggest annoyance of a vaccination requirement is that some airlines still inhibit online check-in boarding pass issuance when vaccination status has to be verified at the counter. Makes it hard to arrive very early or very late at a non-hub airport when travelling without checked baggage.

At least SQ allows online verification now.

CupG

What’s the difference between using the MySj app to scan the vaccine cert and using the mysafetravel website to verify vaccine status?

Which is easier to use and show?

Masked rider

They won’t actually check your My SJ app at JB customs

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