Here you will find important tips and useful information for Malaysia.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
MYR 1 = ~ CHF 0.21 ; CHF 1 = ~ MYR 4.70 (09/2022)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Use credit card with caution. Unauthorized use is widespread.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Malaysia is a predominantly Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
+ 7 h / + 6 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220/240 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Kuala Lumpur, 16 Pesiaran Madge, Tel. +3 21 48 06 22 / +3 21 48 07 51 / +3 21 48 06 39 / +3 21 42 87 66
9.30 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
10.00 - 22.00 h (Sat)
9.00 - 21.30 h (daily)
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Risk of malaria in certain areas.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Highest caution required when travelling to the east coast of Sabah (Borneo) and the offshore islands.
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).
Western Malaysia: A Swiss driver's license is accepted for car rentals (with translation from the Swiss Embassy in Kuala Lumpur) if issued at least two years previously (depends on car rental company).
Western Malaysia: International driver's licence recommended. Eastern Malaysia: International driver's licence required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.8 ‰.
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