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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Malaysia?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Malaysia?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Malaysia?
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Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. Kuala Lumpur, the capital, is where the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers is located. The Twin Towers hosts an art gallery, an underwater aquarium, a science center, and approximately 300 retail stores. The Petronas Philharmonic Hall is located at the base of the towers.

Before traveling, you’ll want to plan ahead for any unexpected medical event or other issues. This is where travel insurance comes in.

Travel Insurance is Mandatory

Travel insurance is mandatory for travelers who are short-term visitors (including business and official travelers). Insurance Plans must have a minimum coverage of US$20,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment, hospitalization and quarantine costs.

VisitorsCoverage can help determine the best coverage options once you have your travel plans, length of stay, and the ages of all travelers. We have travel medical plans with emergency medical evacuation, comprehensive coverage, and more. We also have plans that cover the Covid-19 requirements.

For American residents traveling from the U.S., should you need to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including COVID-19-related issues, trip insurance with Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) insurance may be a better option. For non-US residents, the best fit is International Travel Medical Insurance.

COVID-19 in Malaysia

Do not travel if you test positive for Covid, and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Check with the CDC for updated information and requirements for travel.

It is still important to continue safe hygiene practices.

  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
  • If soap and water aren’t available, clean hands with hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).
  • If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.

Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & Safety

Currently Malaysia suggests that visitors should exercise normal precautions and stay aware that some areas may have increased risk. To learn more about the current conditions while traveling, visit the Malaysia Travel Advisory website.

Maintain Personal Security:

  • Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the U.S. Department of State.
  • Carry contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft.
  • Follow all local laws and social customs.

Necessary Vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles

Other recommended vaccines(not required but strongly advised depending on your particular destination):

  • Yellow Fever
  • Typhoid
  • Malaria

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

To enter Malaysia, your passport must be valid for six months beyond the date of arrival, with one blank page required for entry stamp.

Tourist visas not normally required for stays under 90 days.

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