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Top 5 visa-free places to visit for Malaysian passport holders

Updated: Jan 9

As stated in the Visa Guide Passport Index, the Malaysian passport ranks 41st in the world, meaning Malaysian passport holders can travel to 179 countries in the world without applying for a visa. This holiday season is a perfect time to pack your bags and head out to these 5 top visa free countries to get the most benefits of being a Malaysian passport holder.


Iceland Iceland is home to the Aurora Borealis or better known as the Northern Lights. This incredible natural phenomenon has been known to capture people’s hearts with its beauty. The Northern Lights can be seen starting September all the way through April. To witness one of the most glorious sights ever known in history, head on to Iceland using your Malaysian passport. Iceland offers a 90-day visa-free stay for Malaysian passport holders. All you have to do after landing is head towards the Iceland immigration counter, show your travel documents (Original Passport or National ID card of Malaysia), and get a stamp on your passport. Once your passport has been stamped, you can enjoy the duration of stay stated on your stamp.

United Kingdom

One of the most famous countries in the world, UK provides a visa-free stay for up to 6 months. This means that you can travel to see Big Ben without any hassle. On top of this, you get to explore the beautiful country and even visit England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. All this exploring and sight-seeing without the trouble of the lengthy visa process. Needless to say, you need to have your passport with you. To know if you need to show a Covid-19 vaccination certificate on arrival, you may contact the UK embassy in Malaysia.


Morocco

This North African country, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, has created quite the buzz during the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar. Morocco has become the first ever African country to play in the World Cup Semi-finals. After this news spread worldwide, tourists have been flocking to Morocco to get a glimpse of the Football team that made it all possible.


Tourism in Morocco has increased quite a bit ever since the World Cup games. People are visiting Morocco not just for the football team, but to experience the culture and cuisine of this exquisite African country. You too can be part of the tourists because Morocco also offers a 90-day visa free stay for you to explore their rich heritage. All you need is a valid passport with at least one blank page. Visas are not required for visits lasting less than 90 days.







Japan


Known as the country of cherry blossoms, you fly to Japan and explore the beautiful country visa free for 90 days. This visa exemption for Malaysians have started from October 2022. Malaysian passport holders are not required to obtain a visa to enter Japan if their period of stay is less than 90 days. Tourists entering Malaysia are also not required to conduct an on-arrival COVID-19 test or quarantine. All they need to do is answer and submit a questionnaire, provide a valid copy of vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test. The PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of the passenger’s departure. In a few short steps, you can enter Malaysia and enjoy the cuisine of this beautiful culture, visit cherry blossom gardens, and much more.


Fiji

Visa free for up to 4 months, this place offers a variety of 333 islands that you can explore in 120 days. With a huge number of beaches and mantaray island resorts, there is a lot to experience in these islands. Along with these, tourist tours also have many sea excursions in their itineraries to ensure that their visitors have had the full taste and experience of the island life while visiting Fiji. All you need for a safe and hassle free travel is your passport, vaccine certificate, and your travel insurance.


These are only 5 out of 179 countries that allow Malaysian passport holders to travel visa free. If you would like to know about more countries that provide a visa free access for your next holiday trip, leave a comment below.