What you need to know before traveling to Singapore & Malaysia (2022)

After two years of pandemic isolation, Malaysia and Singapore are now fully open starting May 1. However, there are still Covid-19 measures that must follow. Here are some FAQs that might help you when planning your trip.

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Traveling to Malaysia

1. Is the RT-PCR required when entering Malaysia?

Starting May 1, fully vaccinated travelers and children aged 12 and below are exempted from the pre-departure and on-arrival test. 

Partially or not vaccinated travelers must take an RT-PCR 2 days before departure and a supervised RTK-Ag test within 24 hours of arrival. Quarantine for five days is also required.

2. What if I tested positive after the RTK-Ag test?

By default, Covid-19 positive cases are required to quarantine for seven days. However, under Test and Release, they will have an option to undergo a supervised RTK-Ag test on the 4th day. If tested negative, they may be released from quarantine.

3. Do I still need to purchase travel insurance?

For fully vaccinated travelers, travel insurance is no longer required. If you’re partially or not vaccinated, you must purchase the required travel insurance with minimum coverage of 20,000 USD.

4. Do I still need to download MySejatera mobile app?

When traveling to Malaysia, you must download the MySejatera app and complete all the necessary info.

Fact: Wearing a mask outdoors is optional but highly encouraged in crowded places and mandatory when riding public transportation and e-hailing rides.

Also read: Quick Guide: 1-Day Itinerary in Melaka (Malacca)

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Traveling to Singapore

1. Is the RT-PCR required when entering Singapore?

As of April 26, 2022, the pre-departure and post-arrival tests are no longer needed for fully vaccinated travelers and unvaccinated children aged 12 and below. This applies to all travelers entering Singapore via land, air, and sea.

Unvaccinated travelers must take a pre-departure test within two days of departure and quarantine for a seven-day Stay Home Notice (SHN). At the end of the SHN period, they must undergo a Covid-19 RT-PCR test. 

2. Do I still need to purchase travel insurance?

Travel insurance is no longer required.

3. Do I still need to submit SG Arrival Card?

SG Arrival Card is still required as you need to submit your personal information, trip details, and health declaration. Make sure to submit your SG Arrival Card within three (3) days before the date of your arrival in Singapore. You can also submit your SG Arrival Card via or through the “MyICA” mobile application. You can download the app on Apple Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

4. Do I need to get an Entry VISA?

Kindly check it here:

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Did we miss any necessary info? Please comment down and share your experience in traveling during this pandemic. We’d love to hear that! Safe travels everyone!