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(Quarantine-Free) Malaysians' Top 13 Favourite Countries That Are Open for Malaysians To Visit

08 Apr 2022

Thailand

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All tourists visiting Thailand will have to apply for a Thailand Pass. After picking the mode of travel on the portal, tourists will be asked to choose to enter Thailand either through Test & Go, Sandbox Programme or Alternative Quarantine. You can visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand website for more information.

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Even though Thailand is open for tourism, entertainment venues like 🕺nightclubs remain closed. Nonetheless, Thailand is a 🌞sunny and warm tropical country with lots of cheap & affordable goods to bargain for! What are you waiting for? It’s time for a shopping spree!!

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory or face fine
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated, as unvaccinated tourists can enter through the Alternative Quarantine method.

P.s: Did you know that Thailand just changed the name of its capital? So instead of Bangkok, they now call it “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon”, which is a shortened form of its traditionally lengthy name “Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit”.

Thailand

Image Credit: NeoPhoto

All tourists visiting Thailand will have to apply for a Thailand Pass. After picking the mode of travel on the portal, tourists will be asked to choose to enter Thailand either through Test & Go, Sandbox Programme or Alternative Quarantine. You can visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand website for more information.

Image Credit: JOHN KELLERMAN

Even though Thailand is open for tourism, entertainment venues like 🕺nightclubs remain closed. Nonetheless, Thailand is a 🌞sunny and warm tropical country with lots of cheap & affordable goods to bargain for! What are you waiting for? It’s time for a shopping spree!!

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory or face fine
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated, as unvaccinated tourists can enter through the Alternative Quarantine method.

P.s: Did you know that Thailand just changed the name of its capital? So instead of Bangkok, they now call it “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon”, which is a shortened form of its traditionally lengthy name “Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit”.

South Korea

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Good news for 🌟Koreaboo! You can finally visit South Korea and live your dream! Not only that, you can now enter the birth country of the Hallyu Wave without quarantine! (provided that you are fully vaccinated, of course) However, visitors from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Myanmar are required to quarantine for 7 days. Under the current guidelines, venues like 🍴restaurants, 🎥cinemas, 🎤karaoke rooms and bathhouses are required to close at 11pm. Social distancing in South Korea has been eased, so you can expect some crowds. Follow the Korea Tourism Organization closely for the latest updates.

South Korea, also more commonly known as Korea is a country that is rich in culture and arts. Not only that, its 🎶music and 🍜food scene is also booming, making it a favourite destination for Malaysian tourists of all ages.

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated as unvaccinated tourists can enter by undergoing quarantine upon arrival.

South Korea

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Good news for 🌟Koreaboo! You can finally visit South Korea and live your dream! Not only that, you can now enter the birth country of the Hallyu Wave without quarantine! (provided that you are fully vaccinated, of course) However, visitors from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Myanmar are required to quarantine for 7 days. Under the current guidelines, venues like 🍴restaurants, 🎥cinemas, 🎤karaoke rooms and bathhouses are required to close at 11pm. Social distancing in South Korea has been eased, so you can expect some crowds. Follow the Korea Tourism Organization closely for the latest updates.

South Korea, also more commonly known as Korea is a country that is rich in culture and arts. Not only that, its 🎶music and 🍜food scene is also booming, making it a favourite destination for Malaysian tourists of all ages.

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated as unvaccinated tourists can enter by undergoing quarantine upon arrival.

Indonesia

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Our neighbour Indonesia is ready to welcome us! On the 21st of March, the tourism minister announced that they have removed the quarantine requirement for all arrivals from 🌍overseas. However, visitors will still be required to produce a negative Covid-19 test result which is to be taken within 72 hours of their departure and take a PCR test upon arrival. Visitors also have to show their vaccination certificates upon check-in and arrival in Indonesia. In addition to that, visitors also have to 📱download & register their vaccination details on the PeduliLindungi app. This is to ensure that visitors can enter public premises and use 🚌public transport in Indonesia. Check here for more information.

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Newlyweds👰🤵 who have been delaying their honeymoon plan to Bali can now seize this opportunity to travel to Indonesia! You can now enjoy the long-awaited “me time” with your other half.

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory
Tourist Vaccination Status: Fully vaccinated.

Indonesia

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Our neighbour Indonesia is ready to welcome us! On the 21st of March, the tourism minister announced that they have removed the quarantine requirement for all arrivals from 🌍overseas. However, visitors will still be required to produce a negative Covid-19 test result which is to be taken within 72 hours of their departure and take a PCR test upon arrival. Visitors also have to show their vaccination certificates upon check-in and arrival in Indonesia. In addition to that, visitors also have to 📱download & register their vaccination details on the PeduliLindungi app. This is to ensure that visitors can enter public premises and use 🚌public transport in Indonesia. Check here for more information.

Image Credit: Elena Ermakova

Newlyweds👰🤵 who have been delaying their honeymoon plan to Bali can now seize this opportunity to travel to Indonesia! You can now enjoy the long-awaited “me time” with your other half.

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory
Tourist Vaccination Status: Fully vaccinated.

Cambodia

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Cambodia has recently dropped the COVID-19 testing requirements for tourists visiting the country. However, foreign visitors are required to be fully vaccinated. Those who are unable to show proof of vaccination will need to be quarantined for 14 days after arrival.

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Many of you might be itching to 👀see one of the seven wonders of the world, the Angkor Wat. Well, here is the opportunity as Malaysia’s border reopens. More information can be found here.

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated as unvaccinated tourists can enter by undergoing a 14 days quarantine upon arrival.

Cambodia

Image Credit: f11photo

Cambodia has recently dropped the COVID-19 testing requirements for tourists visiting the country. However, foreign visitors are required to be fully vaccinated. Those who are unable to show proof of vaccination will need to be quarantined for 14 days after arrival.

Image Credit: Jose Ignacio Soto

Many of you might be itching to 👀see one of the seven wonders of the world, the Angkor Wat. Well, here is the opportunity as Malaysia’s border reopens. More information can be found here.

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated as unvaccinated tourists can enter by undergoing a 14 days quarantine upon arrival.

France

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The entry conditions to the French territory are defined by the classification of departure countries, whether the tourist is from a country or territory that is on the 🟢"green" or 🟠"orange" list. Visitors from the "green" list are generally exempted from tests & quarantines. However, visitors from the "orange" list have to go through extra measures before entering France. Visitors aged 16 and above will have to present their Vaccine Pass, which is their own vaccination certificates. Visitors are also encouraged to download the TousAntiCovid app. For more travel information, you can visit the France Diplomacy website.

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Paris is one of the most 💘romantic places in France. It is where many boyfriends love to 💍propose to their 👫girlfriends on top of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Not only that but France is also known for its exquisite cuisine and arts! Who is up for the 💏romantic air in France?

Mask Wearing in Public: Not required for venues that require a Vaccine Pass to enter, such as restaurants, shops, theme parks, tourist sites, concerts, museums etc except for long-distance journeys (buses, planes and trains).
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated, as unvaccinated visitors coming from the 'orange' list will have to present a compelling reason justifying the need for them to come to mainland France.

France

Image Credit: Catarina Belova

The entry conditions to the French territory are defined by the classification of departure countries, whether the tourist is from a country or territory that is on the 🟢"green" or 🟠"orange" list. Visitors from the "green" list are generally exempted from tests & quarantines. However, visitors from the "orange" list have to go through extra measures before entering France. Visitors aged 16 and above will have to present their Vaccine Pass, which is their own vaccination certificates. Visitors are also encouraged to download the TousAntiCovid app. For more travel information, you can visit the France Diplomacy website.

Image Credit: albparis_

Paris is one of the most 💘romantic places in France. It is where many boyfriends love to 💍propose to their 👫girlfriends on top of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Not only that but France is also known for its exquisite cuisine and arts! Who is up for the 💏romantic air in France?

Mask Wearing in Public: Not required for venues that require a Vaccine Pass to enter, such as restaurants, shops, theme parks, tourist sites, concerts, museums etc except for long-distance journeys (buses, planes and trains).
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated, as unvaccinated visitors coming from the 'orange' list will have to present a compelling reason justifying the need for them to come to mainland France.

Turkey

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All travellers over the age of 6 must fill in the traveller form 72 hours before travelling. Turkey, soon to be known as Türkiye generally accepts tourists from any country. You can also check out the rules that apply according to the country of departure. 

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As one of the most beautiful Islamic countries, Turkey is many Muslims' country of choice, for tourism. The magnificent architecture of Hagia Sophia and the stunning Pamukkale are some of Malaysians' favourite attractions in Turkey. Visitors can get the latest travel info here.

Mask Wearing in Public: Not compulsory, provided that the place is well ventilated and there's adequate social distancing. However, it's compulsory at places like museums, airports and in flight.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated, but unvaccinated travellers must show proof of a negative PCR test taken in the last 72 hours or a negative antigen test taken in the last 48 hours.

Turkey

Image Credit: niloyalamgir

All travellers over the age of 6 must fill in the traveller form 72 hours before travelling. Turkey, soon to be known as Türkiye generally accepts tourists from any country. You can also check out the rules that apply according to the country of departure. 

Image Credit: destinationchaser

As one of the most beautiful Islamic countries, Turkey is many Muslims' country of choice, for tourism. The magnificent architecture of Hagia Sophia and the stunning Pamukkale are some of Malaysians' favourite attractions in Turkey. Visitors can get the latest travel info here.

Mask Wearing in Public: Not compulsory, provided that the place is well ventilated and there's adequate social distancing. However, it's compulsory at places like museums, airports and in flight.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated, but unvaccinated travellers must show proof of a negative PCR test taken in the last 72 hours or a negative antigen test taken in the last 48 hours.

India

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A pre-departure PCR test is required for tourists visiting India. On the other hand, testing and quarantine on arrival have been lifted. Travellers aged 5 years and older will have to upload a self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha Portal. This is to ensure that the travellers will abide by any Covid-19 decisions taken around potential quarantine or testing.

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India is the 2nd most populated country in the world after China. It is also the home to the oldest civilisation in the world. You get to see lots of historical architecture at the 32 UNESCO World Heritage sites. For India's latest travel restrictions, check out their civil aviation website. You can also ask for the information directly through the New Delhi airport website.

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated.

India

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A pre-departure PCR test is required for tourists visiting India. On the other hand, testing and quarantine on arrival have been lifted. Travellers aged 5 years and older will have to upload a self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha Portal. This is to ensure that the travellers will abide by any Covid-19 decisions taken around potential quarantine or testing.

Image Credit: justinpluslauren.com

India is the 2nd most populated country in the world after China. It is also the home to the oldest civilisation in the world. You get to see lots of historical architecture at the 32 UNESCO World Heritage sites. For India's latest travel restrictions, check out their civil aviation website. You can also ask for the information directly through the New Delhi airport website.

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be fully vaccinated.

Vietnam

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For Malaysians, Vietnam is open for visa-free travel for 30 days. All visitors to Vietnam must take the RT-PCR test 72 hours before entering Vietnam or a rapid Antigen test (no self-test) 24 hours before entering Vietnam. Before entry, visitors need to fill in the medical declaration form and download the PC-Covid app and IGOVN app.

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Well known for its ☕coffee, spring roll and pho, Vietnam is also a popular tourist destination due to its UNESCO sites, military tourism, ethnic minority groups, national parks and many more. Sounds like there are lots of things to cover when you visit Vietnam!

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be vaccinated.

Vietnam

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For Malaysians, Vietnam is open for visa-free travel for 30 days. All visitors to Vietnam must take the RT-PCR test 72 hours before entering Vietnam or a rapid Antigen test (no self-test) 24 hours before entering Vietnam. Before entry, visitors need to fill in the medical declaration form and download the PC-Covid app and IGOVN app.

Image Credit: Saigon Etoile Vietnamese Street Food

Well known for its ☕coffee, spring roll and pho, Vietnam is also a popular tourist destination due to its UNESCO sites, military tourism, ethnic minority groups, national parks and many more. Sounds like there are lots of things to cover when you visit Vietnam!

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be vaccinated.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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Fully vaccinated visitors are exempted from undergoing the RT-PCR test. However, visitors will still have to download the Al Hosn app. Travel restrictions apply differently according to state. Here are some of the rules that every international traveller has to follow.

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UAE is the home to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Its capital Dubai is also a haven for moguls where exquisite sports cars and advanced technologies are not rare sights. Indulge in a ✨luxurious and halal holiday by visiting the UAE.

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory in indoor areas and optional in outdoor areas.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals need to have a 48-hour negative PCR test to enter public places like events, tourist attractions and cultural sites.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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Fully vaccinated visitors are exempted from undergoing the RT-PCR test. However, visitors will still have to download the Al Hosn app. Travel restrictions apply differently according to state. Here are some of the rules that every international traveller has to follow.

Image Credit: Ashraf Jandali

UAE is the home to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Its capital Dubai is also a haven for moguls where exquisite sports cars and advanced technologies are not rare sights. Indulge in a ✨luxurious and halal holiday by visiting the UAE.

Mask Wearing in Public: Compulsory in indoor areas and optional in outdoor areas.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals need to have a 48-hour negative PCR test to enter public places like events, tourist attractions and cultural sites.

United Kingdom (UK)

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Visitors coming in no longer have to take the Covid-19 test. Basically, that’s it! The UK is pretty carefree when it comes to the Covid-19 restrictions.

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As a tourist destination that consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the UK is many people’s favourite destination due to its highlands, lakes and historic towns. Not to mention, it is also the home to one of the most famous 👑monarch families in the world. You can check out the Visit Britain website for more information.

Mask Wearing in Public: Not compulsory and depends on the nation. Some places like public transport and shops will require you to wear a face mask.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be vaccinated.

United Kingdom (UK)

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Visitors coming in no longer have to take the Covid-19 test. Basically, that’s it! The UK is pretty carefree when it comes to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Image Credit: deborah_sa2r

As a tourist destination that consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the UK is many people’s favourite destination due to its highlands, lakes and historic towns. Not to mention, it is also the home to one of the most famous 👑monarch families in the world. You can check out the Visit Britain website for more information.

Mask Wearing in Public: Not compulsory and depends on the nation. Some places like public transport and shops will require you to wear a face mask.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be vaccinated.

Maldives

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Tourists do not have to quarantine or take the Covid-19 test. However, travellers who have symptoms of COVID-19 may take an antigen test.

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When it comes to the place of choice for a honeymoon, Maldives is often mentioned. Couples🤵👰 who got married during MCO can finally enjoy their long-held honeymoon! Check out the Visit Maldives website for the latest updates.

Mask Wearing in Public: Not compulsory, but travellers are advised to wear their masks in crowded places, on public transport and indoor spaces.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be vaccinated.

Maldives

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Tourists do not have to quarantine or take the Covid-19 test. However, travellers who have symptoms of COVID-19 may take an antigen test.

Image Credit: marriott.co.uk

When it comes to the place of choice for a honeymoon, Maldives is often mentioned. Couples🤵👰 who got married during MCO can finally enjoy their long-held honeymoon! Check out the Visit Maldives website for the latest updates.

Mask Wearing in Public: Not compulsory, but travellers are advised to wear their masks in crowded places, on public transport and indoor spaces.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Not compulsory to be vaccinated.

Singapore

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Singapore is less lax when it comes to Covid-19 prevention measures. One of the things that tourists need to do before departure is submitting their health and travel info to the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service. Tourists must also take a pre-departure COVID-19 test and download TraceTogether app. Rules are slightly different for Malaysians travelling by land and by air.

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Although we often engage in friendly banter with Singapore, many of us still choose to visit Singapore for tourism purposes. That is because Singapore is right next to us, and a weekend trip is enough to roughly tour the whole country.

Mask Wearing in Public: Not compulsory, but travellers must wear their masks in crowded places while waiting for food, on public transports and indoor spaces.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Compulsory to be vaccinated.

Singapore

Image Credit: robintien723

Singapore is less lax when it comes to Covid-19 prevention measures. One of the things that tourists need to do before departure is submitting their health and travel info to the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service. Tourists must also take a pre-departure COVID-19 test and download TraceTogether app. Rules are slightly different for Malaysians travelling by land and by air.

Image Credit: ___hysinggg___

Although we often engage in friendly banter with Singapore, many of us still choose to visit Singapore for tourism purposes. That is because Singapore is right next to us, and a weekend trip is enough to roughly tour the whole country.

Mask Wearing in Public: Not compulsory, but travellers must wear their masks in crowded places while waiting for food, on public transports and indoor spaces.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Compulsory to be vaccinated.

Australia

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Visitors are advised to start filling in their Digital Passenger Declaration 7 days before boarding the plane and submit it within 72 hours before departure. Testing and quarantining in Australia differ by state. Refer here for more information regarding the travel restrictions.

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Now is the 👍perfect chance for you to go south and Down Under. Australia is famous for its beaches and 🦘marsupials. Not only that, but it is also the home to The Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. There are also unique aboriginal cultures waiting to be noticed.

Face Mask Wearing in Public: Face Mask Wearing in Public: Not compulsory, but travellers must wear their masks in crowded places, while waiting for food, inside public transport and indoor spaces.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Compulsory to be fully vaccinated unless there are medical contraindications.

Australia

Image Credit: Brett Stone

Visitors are advised to start filling in their Digital Passenger Declaration 7 days before boarding the plane and submit it within 72 hours before departure. Testing and quarantining in Australia differ by state. Refer here for more information regarding the travel restrictions.

Image Credit: rika.freelife

Now is the 👍perfect chance for you to go south and Down Under. Australia is famous for its beaches and 🦘marsupials. Not only that, but it is also the home to The Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. There are also unique aboriginal cultures waiting to be noticed.

Face Mask Wearing in Public: Face Mask Wearing in Public: Not compulsory, but travellers must wear their masks in crowded places, while waiting for food, inside public transport and indoor spaces.
Tourist Vaccination Status: Compulsory to be fully vaccinated unless there are medical contraindications.

Even though many countries are open to tourism, you still have to follow SOP and practise social distancing to stay safe. So, out of these Malaysians’ top 13 favourite countries that are open for Malaysians to visit, which one is your favourite?

Even though many countries are open to tourism, you still have to follow SOP and practise social distancing to stay safe. So, out of these Malaysians’ top 13 favourite countries that are open for Malaysians to visit, which one is your favourite?

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