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When visiting Malaysia from Indonesia, it is important to be sure to follow all of the legal guidelines as laid out by both countries and security systems. If you are planning a trip to Malaysia from Indonesia anytime soon, be sure to follow the guidelines below.

Required Documents

Travelling to Malaysia will require you bring along the appropriate legal documents to prove your identity and that you are able to travel as a legal Indonesian citizen. The following documents are required to board a plane to Malaysia:

Your passport. Your name on your visa and travel documents must match the name on your passport. Minors under the age of 15 can be listed on the accompanying adult’s passport. Minors may also be required to show a birth certificate, so it is best to take it along.

A visa is required, except for nationals of Indonesia with a maximum stay of 30 days, or for holders of an APEC Business travel card.

If you are staying longer than 30 days, you are required to prove that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay in Malaysia past 30 days. This means having $500 USD or 6042500 Indonesian Rupiah, or 1644.622 Malaysian Ringgit.

Flights

When flying to Malaysia from Indonesia, there are a number of airports and cities you can and in.

Air Asia, Malindo Air, Lion air, Kuwait Airways, firefly, Lufthansa all offer flights right to the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. There are also flights on these major airlines to other cities in Malaysia from Indonesia such as Johor Bahru and Tawau, but far less frequently.

Flights depart from Indonesian cities such as Jakarta, Pekanbaru, Batam and Palembang at major airports. TO book a flight, visit an airlines website, or a travel agency/travel website.

Notes

Be aware that between Jakarta, Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, there is a 1 hour time difference. Take note of this on the way there, and on your return flight home.

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