Items such as video
equipment, cameras, radio cassette players, watches, pens, lighters,
perfumes and cosmetics are duty-free in Malaysia. Canadian visitors
bringing in dutiable goods may have to pay deposit for temporary
importation, refundable on departure.
TRAFFICKING OF ILLEGAL
DRUGS CARRIES THE MANDATORY DEATH PENALTY IN MALAYSIA.
A special permit is
required for carriage of firearms and ammunition.
Other prohibited items
include flick knives, daggers and pornographic material.
Taped video cassettes
should be submitted for Customs clearance.
Export of antiques and
historical objects is not permitted unless with an export license
obtained from the Director General of Museums Malaysia or unless
these items were originally imported and declared to Customs at that
You are required to
declare to Customs or the Plant Quarantine Inspector any plants or
parts of plants such as seeds, flowers, fruits, soil samples,
cultures of fungi, bacteria and viruses, insects or any other
vertebrate or invertebrate animal, that is in your possession.
Visitors staying for a
minimum of 72 hours are permitted personal duty-free allowance of:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225 gm tobacco
1 bottle (1 litre) of liquor or wine
Cosmetics, perfumes, clothes etc. for personal use
Gifts and souvenirs worth not more than RM200.00
Canadian citizens do not
require a visa to travel to Malaysia for up to three months for
tourism purposes and business trips. Passports must be valid for at
least six months beyond the date of entry into Malaysia. Visitors to
Malaysia has to fill in a Disembarkation Card (IMM26). The card has to
be handed over to the Immigration Officer on arrival together with the
national passport or other internationally recognized travel document
endorsed for travel into Malaysia. A passport/travel document is also
necessary for travel between Sabah and Sarawak.
Permitted Currency Limits
Non resident is
permitted to carry into and out of Malaysia, ringgit notes
not exceeding RM 1, 000.00 per person
There is no limit on the
amount of foreign currency notes and travellers cheques carried into
A non resident is
permitted to carry out of Malaysia, foreign currency notes including
traveler's cheques not exceeding the amount brought in.
Should you need to carry
ringgit notes, foreign currency notes and traveler's cheques in
excess of the permitted limits, prior permission may be obtained
Exchange Control Department
Bank Negara Malaysia
Jalan Dato' Onn
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 603-2916473 / 2928736
Fax : 603-2937732