The Immigration Department in Malaysia has announced a visa liberalisation plan, which aims to attract foreign tourists and generate national income. This will ensure Malaysia remains a leader in key industries investment and tourism in the Asian region.
The visa liberalisation plan includes the following measures effective 1 December 2023 to 31 December 2026 (unless otherwise stated).
Visa waiver for Chinese and Indian nationals
Effective 1 December 2023 to 31 December 2024, the government has introduced visa exemption for citizens of China and India.
Chinese and Indian nationals can stay for up to 30 days visa-free, with no extension of stay allowed. Visa approvals received before 1 December 2023 do not need to be presented on entry. However, fees paid for these visa approvals will not be refunded.
Source: Smith Stone Walters