Vaccination before the trip to Malaysia

Recommended vaccinations

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis


Measles, mumps, rubella

Hepatitus A

Hepatitis B

Cholera / ETEC

Recommendation for long-term stays in the country, backpacking, volunteer work, residence, etc.


Japanese encephalitis


Recommended for children who cannot report bites, people who are at risk.


Mandatory vaccinations

Yellow fever

Only if you arrive within 6 days (ie stay, transit> 12h) from areas with yellow-fever transmission.

Other recommendations


In some areas of Malaysia, prophylaxis with malaria tablets may be recommended! Contact our vaccination clinic for more information!

Mosquito protection

There is a risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, zika, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and malaria. Protect yourself from mosquito bites, sleep under mosquito nets, use protective clothing and mosquito repellent.


There is a risk of rabies. Do not contact mammals such as dogs, cats, monkeys. Seek medical attention immediately if you are bitten.

Good to know before the trip to Malaysia

The small federal state of Malaysia in Southeast Asia has become a real holiday paradise. National parks, beautiful beaches and Kuala Lumpur, the capital, have become more and more visited by tourists – even by Swedes. In Malaysia, there is multicultural, tasty and cheap food and wonderful nature. Read on about what you should think about during and before the trip there.


Preferably vaccinate against both Hepatitis A and B as well as typhoid fever before departure. Vaccination against tetanus / diphtheria should also be performed. In some areas, you may need protection against Japanese encephalitis and rabies. If you spend a lot of time outdoors and in forest areas, you should have complete protection against malaria and dengue fever.

Food, hygiene and drinking water

Malaysia is known for the cheap and good street food that costs only a penny compared to home. However, you should keep an eye on hygiene and don’t eat food that has been out in the heat, to minimise the risk of tourist diarrhea. Take Dukoral for safety. Avoid drinking water and buy bottled water. Be very careful with hand hygiene. The toilet standard can be quite primitive in the countryside and in some cities. Bring toilet paper and napkins.

Good to know about Malaysia

The country is home to many different peoples from different religions. It also means that Malaysia has a large number of holidays. A large number of languages are spoken, such as Chinese, Malay (the official language), English and Hindi, etc. The climate is hot and humid, so bring the right clothes. To enter into the country, Swedish travelers do not need a visa for a stay of 3 months. The passport must be valid for at least six months after the date of entry.

Medical care in the large hospitals is relatively high class, but can be expensive if you do not have full-scale travel insurance. Remember to be vigilant in the rush hour traffic so you do not have an accident. Also pay attention to thefts, terrorist threats at the local level and general crime.

Sweden Abroad
Foreign Travel Advice