March 1, 2024

Malaysia has made a number of strikes to its immigration insurance policies up to now couple of months, permitting Indians and Chinese language to enter with out requiring visas and implementing digital gates for choose nationals that Sebastian lately coated (learn extra right here).

There may be one other requirement that applies to most overseas nationals apart from Singaporeans, whose first implementation date has moved from December 1 to January 1, 2024, and it’s the requirement to fill out a Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MADC) inside 3 days of arrival.

You’ll be able to fill out the entry card right here.

MDAC Requirement:

Discover on Malaysia’s Immigration Web site:

Registration Kind:

Sebastian’s Piece Concerning the Auto Gates:

New: Malaysia’s Digital Entry System For 10 Nationalities – Anybody Registered Efficiently?


I’m all for these digital arrival playing cards if it actually smoothens the arrival course of and permits guests to make use of automated gates as a substitute of ready for handbook processing on the counters that should be the final word objective that a number of international locations have already adopted or are within the technique of implementing.

Sebastian has been again in Malaysia a number of instances because the pandemic, however I’ve not. The arrival course of in my earlier visits has been principally clean, however I’ve been in a position to make use of the enterprise class lanes.