What you need to know about Malaysia’s digital arrival card

What you need to know about Malaysia’s digital arrival card

I’VE SUBMITTED THE ARRIVAL CARD. WHAT DO I DO UPON ARRIVAL?

Upon arrival, you must present a valid passport and a completed digital arrival card for validation before proceeding through the immigration counter.

Tourists arriving from Australia, Brunei, Germany, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom can also use Malaysia’s automated entry system, also known as an autogate.

First-time visitors will need to enrol and verify their passports at a manual counter upon arrival, after which they can use the autogate when they depart.

If you have already registered your passport on a previous visit, you can immediately use the autogate to enter and exit the country.

ARE THERE ANY REQUIREMENTS I SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF?

A valid passport is required for all arrivals.

If you are arriving at one of Malaysia’s airports, your passport must be valid for at least six months. If you are arriving through one of the land checkpoints, your passport must be valid for at least three months.

WHY IS MALAYSIA DOING THIS?

Under its Visa Liberalisation Plan, Malaysia aims to “attract foreign tourists and generate national income”.

“This will ensure Malaysia remains a leader in key industries investment and tourism in the Asian region,” the Immigration Department of Malaysia said in a Facebook post on Friday.

Other initiatives were also introduced, including a visa exemption for Chinese and Indian citizens, a multiple entry visa facility, a graduate pass, an Umrah transit visa and an improvement on the validity and eligibility period of visas and social visit passes.

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