Malaysia travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Malaysia with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Malaysia.

Malaysia travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Malaysia with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Malaysia - quick facts
Flight time 13 hours
Time difference UK +8 hours
Language(s) Malaysian, English
Currency Malaysian Ringgit
Electricity G plug (230V)
Driving side Left

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Malaysia weather

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Malaysia travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Malaysia from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Malaysia.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Malaysia travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Malaysia with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Malaysia, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Malaysia covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Malaysia with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Malaysia FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Malaysia including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Malaysia due to Covid-19?

Malaysia is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Malaysia.

Check out Ministry of Health, Malaysia for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Malaysia?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Malaysia. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Malaysia from the UK?

The flight time to Malaysia from the UK is typically 13 hours.

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What is the time difference between Malaysia and the UK?

The time difference between Malaysia and the UK is UK time+8 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Malaysia?

The main languages spoken in Malaysia are Malaysian and English.

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What is the currency in Malaysia?

The currency in Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR).

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Which plugs are used in Malaysia?

Malaysia uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts) - the same as the UK.

Which side of the road do they drive on in Malaysia?

They drive on the left side of the road in Malaysia.

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