Malaysia Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
April 18, 2022

Malaysia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

O D K E N H U T C

Exercise normal precautions in Malaysia. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. 

Exercise Increased Caution in:

  • The eastern area of Sabah State due to kidnapping.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Malaysia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Malaysia has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  

If you decide to travel to Malaysia:

Eastern Area of Sabah State – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

There is a threat of kidnappings-for-ransom from both terrorist and criminal groups. These groups may attack with little to no warning, targeting coastal resorts, island resorts, and boats ferrying tourists to resort islands.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in eastern Sabah as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to parts of eastern Sabah.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Travel Advisory Levels

Information for Vaccinated Travelers

The CDC's latest guidance on international travel for vaccinated people can be found here.

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
376 Jalan Tun Razak
50400, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Telephone
+(60) (3) 2168-5000
Emergency
+(60) (3) 2168-5000 (press 1 at the recording)
Fax
+(60) (3) 2148-5801

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