Planning a holiday trip to countries that require you to pay for visas can be pricey and visiting visa-free countries will really help soften up your budget. If you have not decide your travel plans for this year yet, no sweat! Here are 106 best countries Malaysians can travel without visa.

 

Africa 

Africa is a fascinating continent that has been touched by a multitude of cultures during the colonisation era. Regarded as the second largest continent in the world with huge land mass. The Africa landscape is a sight not to be missed such as the highest mountain in Africa(Mt. Kilimanjaro) and the largest lake in Africa(Lake Victoria). For first-time travellers, Africa’s Big 5 Safari is a must visit!

The Big 5 is comprised of lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard where their collective presence in creating the best safari experience. The Great Kruger National Park is the safe haven for big cats. Serengeti National Park in Tanzania known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Bwindi National Park as the home of the Gorillas. Lastly, the Okavango Delta in Botswana is regarded as one of the most beautiful wilderness areas known for its aquatic landscape that engages any photographers and conservation enthusiasts around the world.

  • Algeria(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Botswana(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Gambia(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Kenya(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Lesotho(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Malawi(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Mauritius(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Morocco(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Namibia(Allowed stay 3 months)
  • South Africa(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Tanzania(Allowed stay 3 months)
  • Tunisia(Allowed stay 3 months)
  • Zambia(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Zimbabwe(Allowed stay 3 months)

 

Asia 

As the largest continent in the world, you can see how diverse the countries are in terms of landscapes, religion and culture. You could easily spend years travelling around Asia and you might not even cover all of the unique destinations each country is known for it. From experiencing the cherry blossom or autumn colour season in Japan, visiting the Himalayas home to the planet’s highest peak, including the highest, Mountain Everest, take a luxe approach to South East Asia’s island hopping or visit Asia’s wonders of the world( Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat).

Explore the hidden destinations hidden around Southeast Asia from the white sandy beaches of Phu Quoc, visit the White Temple Bridge at Chiang Rai, venture into the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the world’s longest underground rivers and Nusa Lembongan island known for its crystal clear waters.

  • Brunei(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Cambodia(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Iran(Allowed stay 15 days)
  • Japan(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Kyrgyzstan(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Laos(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Mongolia(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Philippines(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Qatar(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Singapore(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • South Korea(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Taiwan(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Thailand(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Uzbekistan(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Vietnam(Allowed stay 30 days)

 

Europe 

Europe’s landscapes and cultures are on everyone’s travel list. As one of the smaller continents in the world, the European rail system allows ease of travel throughout Europe’s tight geography. From visiting the archaeological ruins in Greece to the ancient rock-carved cities of Cappadocia in Turkey. Visit the famous Eiffel Tower and spend your time at the street-side cafes in France. Experience the bratwurst, beer and the beautiful countryside in Germany. There are plenty of fantastic cities throughout Europe that is worth visiting at least once in your lifetime!

*Note: Currently, you can travel to most European countries without a visa for trips up to 90 days. Starting 2021 onwards, Malaysians are required to apply for a European Travel Information and Authorisation System(ETIAS). The ETIAS visa waiver for Europe will allow you to travel any of the 26 countries that are under the Schengen Zone.

The 26 Schengen countries:

Allowed stay 90 days; 90 days in any 180-day period*

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Non-Schengen countries:

  • Albania (Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Andorra (Allowed stay 90 days; 90 days in any 180-day period)
  • Belarus(Allowed stay 30 days; must arrive and depart via Minsk International Aiport)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Bulgaria(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Croatia(Allowed stay 90 days; 90 days in any 180-day period)
  • Cyprus(Allowed stay 90 days; 90 days in any 180-day period)
  • Georgia(Allowed stay 1 year)
  • Ireland(Allowed stay 3 months)
  • Kazakhstan(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Kosovo(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Moldova(Allowed stay 90 days; 90 days in any 180-day period)
  • Monaco(Allowed stay 90 days; 90 days in any 180-day period)
  • Montenegro(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Romania(Allowed stay 90 days; 90 days in any 180-day period)
  • San Marino(Allowed stay 90 days; 90 days in any 180-day period)
  • Turkey(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • United Kingdom(UK)(Allowed stay 6 months)
  • Vatican City(Allowed stay 90 days)

 

Central America and The Caribbean 

Despite being a thin strip of land that links the great continent North and South of America. The geolocation location provides natural advantages that made this region a unique vacation for any avid travellers. If you are looking for white sandy beaches, you can explore Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua for the best relaxing vacation in Central America. The second largest coral reef system in the world can be found at Honduras as well. Explore the ancient Mayan pyramids where the majority of the structures still exist till this day. Tikal, an ancient Mayan citadel is the most visited Mayan sites located outside of Mexico and known for its visible pyramids surrounded the dense jungles.

  • Antigua and Barbuda(Allowed stay 180 days)
  • Bahamas(Allowed stay 3 months)
  • Barbados(Allowed stay 6 months)
  • Belize(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Costa Rica(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Cuba(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Dominica(Allowed stay 6 months)
  • Dominican Republic(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • El Salvador(Allowed stay 3 months)
  • Grenada(Allowed stay 3 months)
  • Guatemala(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Haiti(Allowed stay 3 months)
  • Honduras(Allowed stay 3 months)
  • Jamaica(Allowed stay 180 days)
  • Mexico(Allowed stay 180 days)
  • Nicaragua(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Panama(Allowed stay 180 days)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis(Allowed stay 3 months)

 

Oceania 

The countries of Oceania is known for its gorgeous scenery from New Zealand’s diverse landscapes, rugged coastlines and dense areas of forest to Australia’s desert and outback setting. Both Australia and New Zealand are known for surfing activities and you can find tutors there to guide as a first-timer. If you are diving enthusiasts, take a trip to Micronesia and dive into Palau, known as one of the best diving sites in the world.

Fiji is home to over 300 islands and each one is stunningly beautiful. From swimming through an underwater passing to exploring the gorgeous limestones at the northern islands of Fiji, Mamanucas. This tropical reef conservation is one of the top vacation spots for any avid adventurous tourists. Taveuni, Fiji’s third-largest island also known as the “The Garden Island” is a great place for hikers, birdwatchers and nature lovers to visit.

  • Australia(Allowed stay 90 days; 90 days on each visit in a 12-month period if granted)
  • Fiji(Allowed stay 4 months)
  • Kiribati(Allowed stay 120 days)
  • Micronesia(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • New Zealand(Allowed stay 3 months)
  • Vanuatu(Allowed stay 30 days)

 

South America 

The vast continent of South America is home to one of the world’s oldest civilisation. Trek to the ancient cities of Machu Picchu perched high on a mountain ridge in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, Peru. Visit the Valle de La Luna also known as the Valley of the Moon located in northwestern Argentina. The geological formation that resembles the surface of the moon will make you feel you have ventured into a different planet.

View the largest waterfalls on earth, “Angel Falls’ in Venezuela which is almost 1,000 metres(3,281 feet) while “Iguazu Falls” is comprised of 275 separate drops! Bedazzled by the wild desert coastline of Peru as one of South America’s most beautiful beaches on earth. Go on a safari to spot wild jaguars, giant anteaters, anacondas, capybaras and thousands of exotic birds at Brazil’s Pantanal wildlife.

  • Argentina(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Brazil(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Chile(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Ecuador(Allowed stay 90 days)
  • Guyana(Allowed stay 60 days)
  • Peru(Allowed stay 183 days)
  • Uruguay(Allowed stay 30 days)
  • Venezuela(Allowed stay 90 days)

 

Start planning your trip!

It is very fortunate for us in Malaysia to possess one of the best passports in the world. Our passports allow us to travel to various visa-free countries across all 6 regions in the world and not to mention there are many places where we are able to easily obtain a visa on arrival. Take every opportunity you can get and go out there to explore the world!

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