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Spotlight on APAC Series: Malaysia

Spotlight on APAC

In our Spotlight on APAC series we round up the latest developments across Asia.  In this post we look at the requirement for foreign nationals to complete the Digital Arrival Card, effective from 1 January 2024



From the 1 January 2024 foreign nationals entering Malaysia must complete the Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) three days prior to arriving in Malaysia.  The online pre-arrival form must be completed online.


The following individuals are exempt from the requirement to complete:

  • Singaporian nationals;
  • Long-term pass holders in Malaysia;
  • Individuals with Brunei common identification certificates; and
  • Holders of Thai border passes.

If you require advice or assistance with APAC immigration matters please contact [email protected] or [email protected]


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