Malaysia is going to open 15-day visa-free travel for the entire 2020 for people from India and China. The news was announced in a new passport order which was published in the Federal Government Gazette on December 26.
According to the new order, a tourist, who is a citizen of India and China, is exempted from the requirement of visa.
Indian travellers only need to register themselves on the electronic travel registration and information (eNTRI) system. The ministry said entry without a visa via eNTRI is an improvement over Visa on Arrival.
The registration can be done by the traveler themselves or by a travel agency, registered with the Malaysian Mission Office in India. The order will stay in effect from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
Once registered, tourists can travel to Malaysia within three months. After which the visa will be limited to only 15 days and will not be extended.
The order also said that tourists can re-enter Malaysia after 45 days from the date of leaving the country. Also, tourists entering the country must have a direct travel air ticket back to India or to any other country.
Malaysia offers two very distinct experiences: the peninsula and Borneo (an island shared with Indonesia and Brunei). The peninsula or West Malaysia is a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian flavors with an efficient and modern capital, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Borneo features some of the most interesting places in Malaysia with a wild jungle, orangutans, granite peaks and remote tribes. Combined with some beautiful islands, luxury resorts and colonials towns, Malaysia, for most visitors, presents a happy mix.
Malaysia has seen increased arrivals of Chinese and Indian tourists in the past few months and this step is to boost the tourism of the country.
Favourite places to visit in Malaysia
- Mulu Caves
- Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre
- Perhentian Islands
- Petronas Twin Towers
- Mount Kinabalu
- Pulau Tioman
- Taman Negara
- Georgetown Inner City
- Cameron Highlands
- Christ Church in Melaka
Bako National Park: is a popular tourist attraction in Malaysia for travelers who enjoy the great outdoors. Located in Sarawak state on Borneo, it’s not very big but packs a wallop for its size. Travelers can see wildlife, rainforests, tumbling waterfalls, beaches and sea stack.
Manukan Island: Water activities shine at Manukan Island, the second largest island in Tunku Abdul National Park, Malaysia’s first marine national park. Located in eastern Malaysia’s Sabah state, the park is known for its great beaches – the best beach is at the island’s eastern end. Travelers also will find coral reefs offshore that offer some pretty spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling. Manukan Island has the most developed tourist facilities of the five islands in the park, and is accessible by ferry from Kota Kinabalu.
Mulu Caves Tours & Activities: The Mulu Caves are located in the Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysian Borneo. The park encompasses incredible caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting. The Sarawak chamber found in one of the underground caves is the largest cave chamber in the world. It has been said that the chamber is so big that it could accommodate about 40 Boeing 747s, without overlapping their wings. The enormous colony of Wrinkle-lipped bats in the nearby Deer Cave exit almost every evening in search of food in a spectacular exodus.
Perhentian Islands: Located off the coast of northeastern Malaysia not far from the Thai border. The Perhentian Islands are the must-go place in Malaysia for budget travelers. They have some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and great diving with plenty of cheap accommodation. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Both the islands have palm-fringed white sandy beaches and turquoise blue sea.
Capital of Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
Currency: The Malaysian ringgit is the currency of Malaysia which equals 17.49 Indian Rupee
Government: The Government of Malaysia officially the Federal Government of Malaysia is based in the Federal Territory of Putrajaya with the exception of the legislative branch, which is based in the national capital of Kuala Lumpur. Wikipedia
Leader: Prime Minister
Main organ: Cabinet
Seat: Palace of Justice
Formation: 16 September 1963.