New security checkpoint rules for foreigners flying domestic within Malaysia

8 Jan 2016 by Clement Huang

Effective immediately, all foreigners flying on domestic services within Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak are required to produce a valid passport for identity verification.

Previous protocol allowed foreigners to travel on domestic flights without producing any travel documents, but it appears that the Malaysian government is now seeking to tighten security throughout the country’s airports.

National carrier Malaysia Airlines has issued a notice to its ground handling services staff, informing them of the policy. Passengers are requested to comply with the change to avoid being denied entry at Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad security checkpoints.

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Clement Huang

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