The Malaysian government has gazetted two orders permitting a 15-day visa exemption for tourists, particularly from China and India from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2020 in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2020.
For the whole year of 2020, tourists from these two countries can visit Malaysia for a span of 15 days, provided they register via the electronic travel registration and information system – either individually or through travel agencies in their respective countries. Once registered, the tourists must travel to Malaysia within three months.
Entrance and exit from Malaysia would have to be through authorized airports or entry points. These include the Sultan Iskandar building in Johor, Johor Bahru railway station, Johor Immigration control post at Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar, Tanjung Kupang, Johor; Padang Besar, Perlis; Bukit Kayu Itam, Changloon, Kedah; Sungai Tujoh, Sarawak; and the Immigration control post at Tedungan in Limbang, Fifth Division, Sarawak.
Upon arrival, they must produce proof of sufficient cash for expenses, credit card or bank card, and produce their travel itinerary in Malaysia. The tourists should also have a valid return ticket. In addition, the 15-day period cannot be extended and these tourists cannot apply for any other passes under the Immigration Regulations 1963.The gazettes were signed by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, exercising the functions of the home affairs minister.