Travel FAQ

When making a trip to Malaysia for a medical treatment, what are the essential documents I need to carry along?

  • Medical History/ Records/ Test reports/ Doctor referral notes/ X-rays
  • Contact details – Residence card/ Driver’s license/ Passport copies
  • Passport size photos – keep 10-15 in hand for various purposes
  • Bank statement/ Details of Health insurance, if any
 
ll travelers
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.
Routine vaccines Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
Most travelers
Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.
Hepatitis A CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Malaysia, regardless of where you are eating or staying.
Typhoid You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Malaysia. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.
Some travelers
Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.
Hepatitis B You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
Japanese Encephalitis You may need this vaccine if your trip will last more than a month, depending on where you are going in Malaysia and what time of year you are traveling. You should also consider this vaccine if you plan to visit rural areas in Malaysia or will be spending a lot of time outdoors, even for trips shorter than a month. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans. See more in-depth information on Japanese encephalitis in Malaysia
Malaria
When traveling in Malaysia, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, such as where you are going, when you are traveling, and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or sleeping outside. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in Malaysia, see malaria in Malaysia.
Rabies
Although rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Malaysia, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends this vaccine only for these groups: • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving). • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers). • People who are taking long trips or moving to remote areas in Malaysia • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck .
Yellow Fever
There is no risk of yellow fever in Malaysia. The government of Malaysia requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does notinclude the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission. For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Malaysia. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.
Yes, it is possible for hospitals to arrange for transfers from the airport to the hotel/hospital - usually this is a complimentary service provided by hospitals. Kindly communicate the same along with your travel schedule to the hospital and a guest relationship executive will be available at the time of your arrival. Others will intimate, if it is payable.
Yes. Most hospitals do provide assistance in this regard. Once you decide on the hospital of choice as your preferred medical travel destination, the hospital will issue a letter of invitation which will be required for processing your visa. The letter of invitation will be issued after discussions about your treatment and will have to presented at the Embassy of Malaysia.
All attendants and/or family members accompanying patients to Malaysia for medical treatment will be required to apply for the Medical Attendant visa (MEDX) co-terminus with the Medical visa of the patient. A letter from the hospital will be useful here as well.
Spouse of children of the patient and blood relatives are accepted as attendants. Not more than two attendants are allowed.
  • Passport with 6 months validity
  • Passport size photographs
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Copy of online filled form
  • Proof of Residential Address
  • Recommendations from the home country doctor to visit particular specialized medical center for treatment
  • Passport copy of the attendant
  • Proof of relationship with the attendant
  • Medical reports
  • Visa on Arrival for Omanis - FOC
 
Medical and Medical Attendant visas can be extended at the FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) in Malaysia. This depends on the condition of the patient and patients are expected to file all required medical documents for the application of the same.
The husband, the wife / children or those who have a relationship must have a blood link with the patient. No more than two escorts are allowed.