Malaysia tourist visa : 3 months for French people
The Malaysia tourism visa gives tourists the chance to dream.
Who doesn’t dream of waking up to the beautiful melodies of birds on a tropical island? Who doesn’t dream of tasting dishes that will leave a mark on your mind? Who doesn’t dream of living in a multicultural society where ethnic groups live together in harmony? All this is possible, all this is within reach in Malaysia. This country is home to beautiful islands and several ethnic groups. If you want to know more about vacations in Malaysia, we invite you to read our article holiday in malaysia.
Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia, this small country continues to attract more and more tourists each year. In fact, Malaysia has become one of the most popular destinations in the region.
One of the most frequently asked questions is “Do I need a Malaysia tourism visa to visit the country?”
If you want to know everything about the Malaysia tourism visa, this guide is for you.
The visa for Malaysia: general overview
To answer this question, most countries do not require a tourist visa to visit Malaysia. The majority of tourists can stay in the country for a period between 30 and 90 days. It is even possible to extend your stay, however to do so you will need to submit a visa application.
Keep in mind that even if you have the right to travel to Malaysia, you will still have to meet certain conditions to enter the country. Generally, the immigration officers are quite nice but it is better to avoid trouble. The conditions are usually financial and health related.
Malaysia tourist visa : Do I need a visa to go to Malaysia?
What do we know about the Malaysia tourist visa?
For the French, no worries, you will have the right to 3 months of visa: at the arrival, at the immigration controls, your passport will be stamped with the visa and the date of entry.
For Senegalese citizens (yes, for my Senegalese friends, this is information for you :)) do not need to apply for a tourist visa to travel to Malaysia. Senegalese tourists can stay in the country for a period equivalent to 30 days.
The same goes for citizens of Belgium, they do not need a tourist visa to visit Malaysia. Belgian tourists, like the rest of the Schengen area citizens, can stay in Malaysia for a period equivalent to 90 days.
Canadian citizens also do not need a tourist visa to visit Malaysia. Canadian tourists can stay in Malaysia for a period equivalent to 90 days. If you are looking for more information on Malaysia visa for these countries, we recommend you to consult our guide Do you need a visa to go to Malaysia ?
Malaysia visa for Tunisia
Concerning Tunisian tourists, you do not need a visa to stay in Malaysia. The length of stay is equivalent to 90 days.
If you are a Tunisian citizen and intend to stay in Malaysia for more than 3 months, you will need to apply for a visa at the Malaysian Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia.
Tunisian tourists can travel to Malaysia from any international airport in Tunisia. Tunisia has several international airports including the international airport of Tunis and Sfax. Several airlines serve both destinations. Among these companies are: TUNISAIR, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines and others. The estimated flight time between the two countries is between 15 and 25 hours. Keep in mind that there are several criteria that must be met in order for you to enter the territory of Malaysia. To know everything about Malaysia Tunisia visa, please read our article visa malaysia tunisia.
Malaysia visa for Algeria
Like their Tunisian compatriots, Algerians do not need a Malaysia-Algeria visa to stay in Malaysia. However, you benefit from the same length of stay as Tunisians. You can stay in Malaysia for the equivalent of 90 days.
Many airlines serve Algeria and Malaysia. Among these companies are: Air Algérie, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways and others. The flight time between the two destinations is estimated to be between 16 and 25 hours. Keep in mind that there will be one or more stopovers. Generally the stopovers are in the Middle East or in Asia. Keep in mind that stopovers and flight times depend on your choice of airline. Remember that there are several requirements for entering Malaysia. To learn more about visa Malaysia Algeria, we recommend you to read our guide visa malaysia algeria.
Malaysia visa for Morocco
A few years ago, Moroccan citizens needed to apply for Malaysia visa Morocco. However, in 2017, Morocco and Malaysia signed a partial agreement to remove visa requirements for official and tourist visits. Today, Moroccan citizens can stay in Malaysia for a period equivalent to 90 days.
Moroccan tourists can travel to Malaysia from any Moroccan international airport. Several airlines serve Morocco and Malaysia. Among these airlines are: Royal Air Maroc, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Oman Air and Turkish Airlines etc… The flight time between the two destinations is generally estimated between 16 and 19 hours. Every year, about 3000 people fly on both sides. To learn more, please visit our article malaysia visa morocco.
Finally, the visa for the French in Malaysia
Like other citizens of the Schengen area, French tourists do not need a visa to visit Malaysia. The permitted length of stay is 90 days. For French tourists who plan to stay in Malaysia for more than 90 days, you will need to apply for a long stay visa.
To know everything about the regulations and other necessary information, please consult our guide visa malaysia france.
Malaysia visa run : is it a good idea?
What is the Malaysia visa run ?
The visa run consists in leaving the country, and coming back a few days or weeks later, in order to leave again with a new visa (3 months for the French).
For the French, this will give the right to 6 months of residence.
We advise you not to leave the territory and return to extend your visa.
If, however, you wish to do so for various reasons, it is better to make a real break between the exit and the new entry into the territory.
Don’t go to Singapore for 3 days and then come back to Malaysia : the immigration officers are not fooled.
Malaysia tourist visa : additional information
Climatic conditions in Malaysia
Before traveling from France to Malaysia, you should know several things about the country. The climatic conditions in Malaysia are tropical and humid. Generally the temperatures are high and humid throughout the year. There is almost no seasonal change, as the weather is essentially the same throughout the year. However, there are two seasons in the country.
The dry season and the monsoon season. The monsoon season is characterized by heavy showers that can last for months. Malaysia is divided into two parts. The western coast – peninsular and the eastern coast. It will be necessary to inquire about the monsoon period to avoid spoiling your stay.
Other practical information
The national currency of the country is the Malaysian Ringgit. Visitors can exchange currency at various banks and exchange offices around the country. There are several currency exchange points at the various international airports in Malaysia. You will also find ATMs.
The official language of the country is Malay. However, have no fear, the majority of Malaysian citizens speak English.
It should be noted that there are about 10 other indigenous languages in the country due to the great cultural diversity in Malaysia.
Keep in mind that in Malaysia, the power outlets are G-type and the standard voltage is 240V. You will probably need an adapter.
French tourists can budget an average of RM150 to RM200 per day for their expenses. This depends on the travel style of the tourists.
Malaysia is a cultural hub par excellence.
Traveling to Malaysia you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful tropical islands, discover the fabulous historical sites and taste the best dishes of Asia.
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