Anyone who has travelled internationally understands the tediousness of airport procedures – especially for travellers visiting foreign countries. But guess what? Kuala Lumpur International Airports (KLIA & klia2) has got your back, international travellers!
The use of our airports’ automated entry systemautogate) is being expanded to include visitors to our country. Get ready to wave goodbye to long queues and say hello to a smoother, more hassle-free journey!
The Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) stated that eligible international travellers entering or leaving Malaysia can now use the autogate (e-gate) system facilities at both KLIA and klia2 airports.
Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Minister of Home Affairs, said this extension intends to ease congestion caused by the lengthy wait in line that travellers experience at the immigration clearing point.
Mr Saifuddin hopes the latest move, which has been in operation since at least February, can help ease bottlenecks at the international airports, adding that the peak period at KLIA is between 3pm and 11pm daily.
Who can use the KLIA and klia2 autogates in Malaysia?
Visitors must be from Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, the US, and the UK.
How does it work?
- The validity of a passport must be at least six months.
- Tourists (other than citizens and holders of long-term passes) must submit their Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) three days before arrival. Register for MDAC here.
- Go to the Immigration Manual Counter to get registered and have your passport checked.
- After that, passengers can use the autogates at Malaysian airports on their way out.
- This only applies to international travellers with short-term social visit passes. More details on the short-term social visit pass are available here.