Indians do not need a visa to visit Malaysia

Malaysia has declared visa exemption for Indians and Chinese nationals from December 1, 2023. However, visa-free entry for travel to Malaysia is only allowed after security screening.

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim announced in his recent speech at the People’s Justice Party annual conference that Indian nationals will no longer require a visa to visit Malaysia. Last month, Ibrahim announced plans to strengthen the visa system to facilitate the entry of tourists and investors. Fast forward to December 1, 2023, and Indians will be able to visit and stay in the country for up to 30 days. bloomberg report. An influx of tourists and an associated increase in spending are expected, supporting Malaysia’s economic growth.

Escape seamlessly with visa-free travel to Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka

Welcome news of visa-free travel to Malaysia, following visa waivers for Indian nationals in Thailand and Sri Lanka. From November 10, 2023, Thailand will abolish the need for a visa for Indian nationals and also allow them to stay visa-free for up to 30 days. This policy is valid until May 10, 2024, but may be extended after that if demand continues to increase.

Sri Lanka has also removed visa requirements for Indian nationals until March 31, 2024. Citizens of China, Russia, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia and Thailand can now also visit Sri Lanka without a visa. This is the Sri Lankan government’s flagship program aimed at boosting tourism following the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.

Finally, Vietnam is also considering the possibility of short-term visa-free entry for Indians. Currently, citizens of seven countries – Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Denmark and Finland – can visit Vietnam without a visa.

The ultimate visa-free adventure: things to do in Malaysia

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Malaysia offers a variety of experiences that promise thrills, coastal retreats, and culinary genius with a touch of nature. For free adventure, bungee jump in Kuala Lumpur, walk underwater in Borneo, parasail at Tanjung Rhu Beach, or even fly a Cessna, Robinson, or Eurocopter with a trained pilot and guide at Sultan Abdul Participate in activities such as Aziz Shah Airport. Additionally, explore the sandy beaches of Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the architecture of Malacca, and enjoy a mangrove boat safari in the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. Other notable destinations in the region include Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Taman Negara National Park, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, and Petronas Twin Towers.


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