What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Malaysia?

  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • Yellow fever

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Malaysia.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Malaysia:

  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B


Other health risks: Malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya.


What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Malaysia?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Medical facilities in Malaysia are adequate and good.
  • Some hospitals may require cash payment.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Malaysia and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Malaysia.

Health tips while travelling to Malaysia:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Malaysia. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Malaysia.

Also Read: Customs followed in Malaysia

Last update on February 2, 12:51 pm by Nidhi S.