Introduction to how Indians can now move to Malaysia without a Visa from December 1. As Malaysia announces Visa free entry for Indians
Indian tourists no longer need to pay an additional ₹3.5k for a Malaysian visa in order to visit the country for up to 30 days. Malaysia has joined the group of nations that grant Indian nationals admission without a visa. Travelers from India who wish to visit Malaysia can now enter the country without having to worry about obtaining a visa.
Visa-free entrance opens the door for an unrestricted exploration of the nation’s numerous attractions, whether they are found in the contemporary wonders of Kuala Lumpur, the gastronomic paradise of Penang, or the tropical paradise of Langkawi. This is a guide to some of Malaysia’s top tourist destinations.
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Reason Behind the decision
- The move to allow Indians entry into Malaysia without a visa is intended to support the tourism industry in the nation, as Indian and Chinese visitors account for a sizable share of visitors from around the world.
- Indian nationals are permitted to enter Malaysia for up to 30 days without a visa. This was emphasized by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in his remarks on Sunday, November 26, at the People’s Justice Party’s annual congress in Putrajaya.
- But he made it clear that there would be security checks before this exemption could be granted.
- The Prime Minister said, “Beginning December 1, we will extend an additional 30-day visa exemption to citizens of India and China for travel to Malaysia.”
- Malaysia’s economic growth is dependent on the influx of tourists and their spending.
According to government figures, Malaysia registered 9.16 million tourist visits between January and June of this year, with 498,540 of those visitors coming from China and 283,885 from India. For comparison, during the same period in 2019, before the pandemic, there were 1.5 million arrivals from China and 354,486 from India.
Indian passport holders can enter Malaysia without a visa
Check the requirements for various countries about e-Visa, Visa-free, or Visa on Arrival if you hold an Indian passport. Additionally, you can check here for Indian visa requirements for different parts of the world. Regarding Malaysia, Indian passport holders are permitted entry without a visa for a maximum of 30 days following the date of arrival.
With the implementation of the “no visa” rule, more flights between India and Malaysia are likely to be added. Additionally, it’s anticipated that Malaysia would fly into more Indian cities. Moreover, Malaysia has eliminated the need for a visa for China!
Best places to visit in Malaysia
Penang, also referred to as the “Pearl of the Orient,” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is well-known for its colorful street art and beautifully maintained colonial architecture. The capital, George Town, is a foodie’s dream come true with its hawker centers offering a wide variety of cuisines. Discover the colorful Clan Jetties (Chinese floating villages), pay a visit to the elaborate Kek Lok Si Temple, and take in the expansive island views from the Penang Hill Funicular Railway ride.
Showcasing the convergence of multiple cultures, Malacca is a historic city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the A Famosa fortification, stroll through the winding lanes of Jonker Walk, and stop by the Dutch Square. The city’s distinctive architecture, museums, and temples all showcase its rich past.
The 99-island archipelago of Langkawi is a paradise for those who enjoy the outdoors and the beach. It is the ideal location for relaxation because of the immaculate beaches, verdant jungles, and crystal-clear waters. Unwind on the fine sands of Cenang Beach, explore the mangrove forests of Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and take the cable car to the summit of Gunung Mat Cincang for stunning vistas.
Contributed by Ankit Raj Sharma
Edited by Imtiaz Ullah