Visa

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. Possession of Travel Ticket and Sufficient Funds A visitor is also required to present proof of his financial ability to finance his/her stay in Malaysia together with a confirmed return ticket to other destinations.

Customs

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.

Prohibitions

  • 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 point.

  • 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

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Currency Regulations

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 Malaysia.

  • 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 from :-

Director
Exchange Control Department
Bank Negara Malaysia
Jalan Dato' Onn
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 603-2916473 / 2928736
Fax : 603-2937732

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  Information provided by Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board.

 

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