Routes Asia 2024

The route development forum for Asia

Langkawi, Malaysia
27 – 29 February 2024

Travel Guidance

We are regularly monitoring travel guidance for international delegates attending Routes Asia.

Entry requirements

There are no COVID-19 vaccination requirements for travellers entering Malaysia.

Passport validity

If you are visiting Malaysia, your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive.

Mandatory Malaysia Digital Arrival Card

From 1 January 2024 all passengers travelling to Malaysia are required to complete a mandatory immigration declaration form. The form must be completed within three days before your arrival.

Access immigration declaration form

VISA information

Majority of countries can enter Malaysia without a visa, we recommend you check with your local embassy.

If you do require an Evisa, application can be made on the official website

Please note there is an extensive FAQs page on the E-visa Website, the Routes team do not have any control on visa application processes.

A Single Entry Visa (SEV) is valid 3 months from issue. Although the e-visa are processed usually within 48 hours it is recommended to apply at least 2 weeks in advance in case additional information is required.

During the e-visa process you will be asked for the following documents so please have them prepared:

  • Upload a Photo (Image)
  • Upload image of passport (Image) – first & last page required
  • Hotel Address
  • Flight Ticket
  • Accommodation confirmation
  • Invitation Letter or Company Dispatch Letter
  • Some countries may be asked for additional financial information

Visa invitation letters

Requests for visa invitation letters can be made until Friday 16 February. If you require a visa invitation letter from the host please email Please note that the processing time for visa letters is 5-7 working days.


The weather in Langkawi in February is considered one of the hottest months. We advise delegates to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and a hat when travelling around the island.


Langkawi International Airport (LGK), which processes millions of passengers annually, is both safe and reliable. There have been reports of dubious taxi companies outside LGK however reputable taxis can be prebooked or sought from official vendors inside the airport.

Grab is the recommended taxi provider:

Download Grab via App Store

Download Grab via Play Store

You can also use the following contact information if you need to book a taxi:

Direct Line: +6049551800 
WhatsApp: +60109066620

Please note that a number of taxis might be cash only. There is an exchange bureau at Langkawi Airport open 9am - 9pm, which can convert a number of currencies including GBP, EUR, USD, SGD, THB and AUS. Cash machines are also not readily available and mainly only in the larger hotels and banks.


Visitors should ensure all vaccines are up-to-date with local guidance, wear insect repellent, drink bottled sources of water and avoid wild animals.

Please note that this information is correct as of January 2024. We strongly recommend that you always refer to Malaysia's official government website, along with the government website of your country of travel, for the most up-to-date information.

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