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Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 August 2018 )

Malaysians are really a lucky lot. The Malaysian passport is considered one of the best in the world. According the the Henley Passport Index for the year 2018, the Malaysian pasport is ranked number 9 in the world, with visa-free access to 180 countries.

This makes travel planning a lot easier for Malaysians going overseas. Most countries however still require a minimum of 6 months validity, in addition to other requirements such as having sufficient funds, a return flight ticket, proper health vaccination, and others and entry is at the discretion of the immigration officer.

The Malaysian passport is valid for all countries in the world, except for Israel, to which Malaysia does not have a diplomatic relation with. However, visit to Israel is possible, but mainly for Christians on a pilgrimage and requires the approval of the government of Malaysia.

Additionally, since September 2017, Malaysians have been banned from travelling to North Korea.

** Please note that the information here should only be used as a guide and is subject to change anytime by the respective government. For the latest information or if you have any questions, please contact the respective country's diplomatic mission **

Country Requirement Allowed Stay Notes
Afghanistan Visa required
Albania Visa not required 90 days
Algeria Visa not required 3 months
Andorra Visa not required Entry is made through France or Spain. Therefore a double/multiple entry Schengen visa, if necessary, is required.
Angola Visa required
Antigua and Barbuda Visa not required 180 days
Argentina Visa not required 30 days
Armenia eVisa / Visa on arrival 120 days
  • Visa on arrival costs AMD 15,000 (~RM 128)
  • E-Visa may be obtained online prior to departure
    USD 31 (120 days) / USD 6 (21 days)
Australia Electronic Travel Authority 90 days
  • 90 days on each visit in 12-month period if granted
  • Service charge of AUD 20 from ETA website
Austria Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Azerbaijan eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days
  • Available at airports
  • E-Visa may be obtained online prior to departure
    USD 20 + USD 3 service fee
Bahamas Visa not required 3 months
Bahrain eVisa / Visa on arrival 1 month E-Visa may be obtained online prior to departure
Bangladesh Visa on arrival 30 days
Barbados Visa not required 6 months
Belarus Visa not required 30 days Must fly in and out of Minsk International Airport
Belgium Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Belize Visa not required
Benin eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days / 8 days E-visa application
Bhutan Visa required Tourist must book their holiday through a Bhutanese tour operator
Bolivia Visa on arrival 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa not required 90 days
Botswana Visa not required 90 days
Brazil Visa not required 90 days
Brunei Visa not required 30 days
Bulgaria Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period
Burundi Visa required
Burkina Faso Visa required
Cambodia Visa not required 30 days
Cameroon Visa required
Canada Visa required
Cape Verde Visa on arrival
Central African Republic Visa required
Chad Visa required
Chile Visa not required 30 days
China Visa required Visa Appication Centre
China - Hainan Visa not required 30 days visa-free if book their tours through travel agencies registered in Hainan province and approved by the China National Tourism Administration
China - Hong Kong Visa not required 3 months
China - Macau Visa not required 30 days
Colombia Visa not required 90 days
Comoros Visa on arrival 45 days EUR 30
Republic of the Congo Visa required
Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required
Costa Rica Visa not required 90 days
Côte d'Ivoire
(Ivory Coast)
eVisa 3 months
Croatia Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period
Cuba Visa not required 90 days
Cyprus Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period
Czech Republic Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Denmark Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Djibouti eVisa 31 days eVisa Application Website
Dominica Visa not required 6 months
Dominican Republic Visa not required 30 days
Ecuador Visa not required 90 days
Egypt Visa not required 14 days
El Salvador Visa not required 3 months
Equatorial Guinea Visa required
Eritrea Visa required
Estonia Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Ethiopia eVisa
  • eVisa Application
  • USD 52 for 30 days validity, USD 72 for 90 days validity, single entry
Fiji Visa not required 4 months
Finland Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
France Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Gabon eVisa
  • eVisa Application
  • EUR 70 + EUR 15 processing fee, 1-3 months single entry
  • EUR 185 + EUR 15 processing fee, 6 months multiple entry
Gambia Visa not required 90 days
Georgia Visa not required 1 year
Germany Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Ghana Visa required
Greece Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Grenada Visa not required 3 months
Guatemala Visa not required 90 days
Guinea Visa required
Guinea-Bissau Visa on arrival 90 days
Guyana Visa not required 60 days
Haiti Visa not required 3 months
Honduras Visa not required 3 months
Hungary Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Iceland Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
India e-Visa 60 days
  • e-Visa Application
  • Valid for entry through 25 designated Airports and and 5 designated seaports
  • e-Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.
  • Fee USD 80
Indonesia Visa not required 30 days
Iran Visa not required 15 days
Iraq Visa required
Ireland Visa not required 3 months
Israel Visa required
  • The Malaysian government allows Christians to visit Israel for religious purposes, however this is subject to approval
  • Confirmation from Israeli government is required
Italy Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Jamaica Visa not required 180 days
Japan Visa not required 90 days
Jordan Visa on arrival 30 days
Kazakhstan Visa not required 30 days
Kenya Visa not required 30 days
Kiribati Visa not required 120 days
North Korea Travel banned
  • Since September 2017, the government has banned all Malaysians from travelling to North Korea
  • Previously, Malaysia was the only country in the world that do not require a visa to visit the country. However, they are still required to follow a sanction organised tour
South Korea Visa not required 90 days
Kuwait eVisa / Visa on arrival 3 months
  • eVisa Fee of 3 KD
Kyrgyzstan Visa not required 30 days
Laos Visa not required 30 days
Latvia Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Lebanon Visa on arrival 1 month Issued free upon arrival
Lesotho Visa not required 90 days
Liberia Visa required
Libya Visa required
Liechtenstein Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Lithuania Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Luxembourg Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Macedonia Visa not required 30 days
Madagascar Visa on arrival 90 days
Malawi Visa not required 90 days
Maldives Visa on arrival 30 days
Mali Visa required
Malta Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Marshall Islands Visa on arrival 90 days
Mauritania Visa on arrival 30 days
Mauritius Visa not required 90 days
Mexico Visa not required 180 days
Micronesia Visa not required 30 days
Moldova Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period
Monaco Visa not required Schengen Area visa policy applies
Mongolia Visa not required 30 days
Montenegro Visa not required 90 days
Morocco Visa not required 90 days
Mozambique Visa on arrival 30 days
Myanmar eVisa 28 days eVisa Application
Namibia Visa not required 3 months
Nauru Visa required
Nepal Visa on arrival 15 days USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days, USD 100 for 90 days
Netherlands Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
New Zealand Visa not required 3 months
Nicaragua Visa not required 90 days
Niger Visa required
Nigeria Visa required
Norway Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Oman eVisa 30 days eVisa Application Website
Pakistan Visa required
Palau Visa on arrival 30 days
Panama Visa not required 180 days
Papua New Guinea Visa on arrival 60 days
Paraguay Visa required
Peru Visa not required 183 days
Philippines Visa not required 30 days
Poland Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Portugal Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Qatar Visa not required 90 days
Romania Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period
Russia Visa required
Rwanda eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa not required 3 months
Saint Lucia Visa on arrival 6 weeks
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa not required 1 month
Samoa Entry Permit on arrival 60 days
San Marino Visa not required Entry through Italy. Therefore Schengen Area visa policy applies
São Tomé and Príncipe eVisa 30 days
Saudi Arabia Visa required
Senegal Visa not required 90 days
Serbia Visa required
Seychelles Visitor's Permit on arrival 3 months
Sierra Leone Visa required
Singapore Visa not required 30 days
Slovakia Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Slovenia Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Solomon Islands Visitor's permit on arrival 3 months
Somalia Visa on arrival 30 days
South Africa Visa not required 30 days
South Sudan Visa required
Spain Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Sri Lanka eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days eVisa Application Website
Sudan Visa on arrival 3 months
Suriname Visa not required 30 days
Swaziland (Eswatini) Visa not required 30 days
Sweden Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Switzerland Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Syria Visa required
Taiwan Visa not required 30 days
Tajikistan eVisa 45 days
Tanzania Visa not required 3 months
Thailand Visa not required 30 days
Timor-Leste Visa on arrival 30 days
Togo Visa on arrival 7 days
Tonga Visa on arrival 31 days
Trinidad and Tobago Visa not required 30 days
Tunisia Visa not required 3 months
Turkey Visa not required 90 days
Turkmenistan Visa required
Tuvalu Visa on arrival 1 month
Uganda eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days eVisa Application Website
Ukraine eVisa / Visa on arrival 15 days
United Arab Emirates Visa on arrival 30 days
United Kingdom Visa not required 6 months
United States Visa required
Uruguay Visa not required 30 days
Uzbekistan Visa not required 30 days
Vanuatu Visa not required 30 days
Vatican City Visa not required 90 days Entry through Italy, therefore Schengen Area visa policy applies
Venezuela Visa not required 90 days
Vietnam Visa not required 30 days
Yemen Visa on arrival 3 months
Zambia Visa not required 90 days
Zimbabwe Visa not required 3 months

Helpful links:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

List of Malaysian missions

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