China Visa-Free Travel for Malaysians (Ultimate Guide)

Exciting news awaits travel enthusiasts! Travelling to China just got easier. With China’s visa-free travel policy for Malaysians, you can now explore China visa-free for up to 15 days!

From 1st December 2023 to 30th November 2024, China is implementing visa-free travel for Malaysians with ordinary passports.

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If you’ve always wanted to explore the bustling streets of Beijing or take in the serene picturesque landscapes of Guilin, there’s no better time to do so! Malaysians now have the chance to immerse themselves in the diverse wonders that China has to offer. 

Here’s a helpful guide on everything you need to know about travelling to China visa-free from Malaysia and if required, how you can apply for a visa.

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What do you need to travel visa-free from Malaysia to China?

All Malaysians do not require a visa before entering China. However, here are a few things to take note of when travelling to China from Malaysia:

  1. Ensure your travel period is 15 days & below
  2. The purpose for visiting China during these 15 days of visa-free travel should be for business, tourism, family visits and transit purposes only.
  3. Those who do not meet the purposes of the visit and time limit for the 15-day visa-free policy are required to apply for a visa to travel to China.
  4. Travellers may enter China regardless of their vaccination status.
  5. All individuals are no longer required to undergo COVID-19 screening before entering China.
  6. All individuals are no longer required to submit the Health Declaration Form. However, it is necessary for those who have symptoms of infectious diseases (fever, cough, diarrhoea, rash, etc.) or have already suffered from infectious diseases to take the initiative to complete the form.
  7. All individuals will need to fill out a landing document or disembarkation card upon their arrival in China.

Do you need a visa to travel from Malaysia to China?

No, as of December 2023, you do not need a visa to enter China unless you’re planning to visit China for more than 15 days and/or if you’re travelling to China for study, employment, news coverage and other reasons.

Documents & requirements to apply for a visa when travelling to China from Malaysia

When applying for a visa, prepare the below documents:

  • Passport with validity no less than six months
  • Visa application form
  • Photo
  • Proof of legal stay/residence status
  • Photocopy of previous Chinese passports/visas (applicable to foreign citizens who used to be Chinese citizens)
  • Documentation based on purpose of visit

You can read the full list of materials needed for your visa application here.

How to apply for a visa to travel to China from Malaysia.

Step 1: Fill out the online visa application form. 

Step 2: Print out the confirmation page and the 7-page form. 

Step 3: Sign the confirmation page and item 9 on the form. 

Step 4: Submit the application form physically with the documents required at the China Visa Application Service Centre (CVASC) Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Penang or the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu and retain ten fingerprints.

If you have more questions about applying for a visa to travel to China, read here.

Best time to visit China based on different Cities

BeijingApr-May (Spring)Sept-Oct (Autumn)16-32°C17–27°C
ShanghaiMar-May (Spring) Sept-Nov (Autumn)14–22°C18–24°C
GuilinSept-Nov (Autumn)19–28°C
Xi’anSept-Nov (Autumn)10–20°C

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The information contained in this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It should not be construed as advice on any matter. Etiqa accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from reliance on information contained in the article. This information is correct as of 26th January 2024.

Source: Air Asia | China Embassy (1) | China Embassy (2)