As we reported earlier this month, Malaysia is planning to reinstate the Visa-On-Arrival (VOA) facility for Indian tourists, so the country has finally announced Visa on Arrival (VOA) for Indian tourists arriving in Malaysia through selected entry points via Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, or Indonesia, with a valid visa from either country, starting June 1, 2022.
According to the Immigration Department of Malaysia (Mumbai Attaché), the VOA fee is MYR200 (USD 46) and travellers must show that they have at least USD 500 cash/credit card/debit card/ traveller’s cheque or any electronic money which is certified by the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia).
Malaysia Visa-On-Arrival (VOA) For Indian Travellers
Malaysia’s Visa On Arrival facility is available for citizens of India with the following conditions:
- Visitors arriving in Malaysia via Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia or Brunei only (with a valid visa from either country)
- Visitors coming in from either four countries through the entrance as follows:
a) Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
b) Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2)
c) Bayan Lepas International Airport, Pulau Pinang
d) Sultan Ismail, Senai Airport, Johor
e) Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah
f) Kuching International Airport, Sarawak
g) Langkawi International Airport, Kedah
h) Miri Airport, Sarawak
i) Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Selangor
a) Tuas (Singaopre) – Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (Second Link)(Malaysia)
b) Immigration Control Post, Sungai Tujoh, Sarawak
c) Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex (ICQS) Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah
Immigration Control Post, Labuan International Terminal Ferry ONLY
Malaysia Visa On Arrival Fees
The VOA fee is RM 200.00 (USD 46 or INR 3600) and visitors must show that they have at least USD 500 cash (or equivalent in Ringgit Malaysia) and a confirmed return ticket.
Visitors are only allowed to stay for 15 days. Enforcement action based on the Immigration Act and Regulations will be taken against those who stay beyond the allowed duration.
Currently, Malaysia’s eVISA can also be applied online and more than 18,000 seats are offered weekly between India and Malaysia through Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, AirAsia, IndiGo, and Air India Express.
Malaysia Eases Travel Restrictions
Malaysia has opened its shores for quarantine-free travel and welcomes fully-vaccinated international travellers starting 1st May 2022. Fully-vaccinated inbound travellers are no longer required to undergo pre-departure and on-arrival COVID-19 tests, including children aged 17 and below.
India has been and remains one of the top market sources for Malaysia, contributing 735,309 arrivals (+22%) in 2019.