Malaysia covid statistics & travel advice

The latest Covid-19 statistics on new cases and vaccine rollout in Malaysia plus up-to-date travel advice and resources from government organisations and international agencies.

  • Vaccine rollout (%) Partially · Fully
  • New cases/100k 7-day · 14-day
  • Travel status Malaysia · UK

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Malaysia Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Below are the latest statistics on Covid-19 vaccinations in Malaysia showing the number of people and percentage of the population who are partially and fully vaccinated.

As of 16/10/2021 Number of people Percentage of population
Partially vaccinated 24,716,279 75.4%
Fully vaccinated 22,146,626 67.6%

The Covid-19 vaccination statistics for Malaysia is provided by Our World in Data. Last updated on 16/10/21.

Malaysia Covid-19 statistics - new cases

The figures below show the average numbers of new cases per 100,000 of population for Malaysia recorded in the latest 7-day and 14-day period and the percentage difference from the week before, plus charts showing the numbers of new cases recorded over the past 10 weeks.

Week ending 7-day average 7-day weekly change 14-day average 14-day weekly change
2021-10-03 245.1 -7.8% 511.0 -24.3%
2021-10-10 191.6 -21.8% 436.8 -14.5%

New cases 7-day average

The 7-day average number of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 of population for Malaysia recorded over the past 10 weeks.

408.2
439.8
464
466.5
428.7
416.7
409.3
265.9
245.1
191.6
08/08
15/08
22/08
29/08
05/09
12/09
19/09
26/09
03/10
10/10

New cases 14-day average

The 14-day average number of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 of population for Malaysia recorded over the past 10 weeks.

724.8
848
903.9
930.6
895.2
845.4
826
675.2
511
436.8
08/08
15/08
22/08
29/08
05/09
12/09
19/09
26/09
03/10
10/10

The number of newly recorded cases per 100,000 of population for Malaysia is provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and is updated weekly.

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Malaysia travel status

Below is the latest information on the travel and tourism status of Malaysia including entry rules, pre-departure & in-destination Covid-19 testing and quarantine requirements plus current status on the UK travel list for returning to the UK.

Are there entry restrictions to Malaysia due to the coronavirus?

Malaysia is closed for tourism. All non-resident foreign nationals are banned from entering.

Negative PCR or NAAT test results required for arrivals from the UK. All arrivals face a period of quarantine on entering Malaysia.

Destination status

  • Open for tourismO
    Open for tourism
  • Vaccine passport acceptedV
    Vaccine passport accepted
  • Test requiredT
    Test required
  • Quarantine excl. vaccinatedQV
    Quarantine excl. vaccinated
  • Test + quarantine excl. vaccinatedTQV
    Test + quarantine excl. vaccinated
  • Fully vaccinated onlyV+
    Fully vaccinated only
  • Test + quarantine requiredT+Q
    Test + quarantine required
  • Quarantine requiredQ
    Quarantine required
  • Closed for tourism/Travel banC/B
    Closed for tourism/Travel ban

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

Malaysia is on the ROW list in the UK.

Fully vaccinated & under 18s - No quarantine in the UK is required. No pre-departure test is needed. A PCR test on or before day 2 back in the UK.

Not fully vaccinated - Quarantine at home for 10 days when arriving in the UK. Pre-departure test in Malaysia is required as well as PCR tests on days 2 & 8 in the UK while in quarantine. Test to Release scheme can be used in England on day 5 to shorten quarantine period.

UK status - traffic light system

  • ROW (Rest of the world)ROW
    ROW (Rest of the world)
  • Common Travel AreaCTA
    Common Travel Area
  • Red list countryR
    Red list country
  • International travel banB
    International travel ban

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