Travel & Immigration


In the effort to curb COVID-19 spread, the Malaysian government is currently is practicing strict control over travel into the country. Please visit the Malaysian Immigration Department website at to check the latest policies and regulations regarding the subject.


Entering Malaysia

Foreign nationals may enter the country through various land checkpoints, airports, and seaports all over the country. The most direct way to get to Malaysia is to fly commercial into Kuala Lumpur International Airport (IATA code: KUL) . KLIA is a well-connected airport servicing many major carriers from all over the world.

Although many nationalities are allowed to enter Malaysia for tourism purposes without a visa (for a limited period of time), some visitors are still required to apply for a visa upon arrival or from their home country.

For more information, please contact the Malaysian embassy/consulate in your home country or visit the Malaysian Immigration Department website.


  • We strongly advise participants to personally check entry and visa requirements before making travel arrangements as there might be country-specific conditions that you are not aware of. For most accurate information please contact the Malaysian embassy/consulate in your home country.
  • The secretariat will NOT issue any Letter of Sponsorship or Letter of Guarantee if you are required to do so by the immigration department. It is the participants’ sole responsibility to obtain such documents.
  • The secretariat will not refund anyone for cancellations due to visa rejections or participant’s inability to enter the country.
  • We cannot change the decision of the Malaysian Embassy or any other government departments, nor will we appeal to the embassy on behalf of the applicant.
  • All questions/concerns regarding the status of your visa should be directed to the Malaysian Embassy in your home country.
  • In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the information provided on this page.

Postponement of 8th IMELT 2020 to a Later Date

Due to the recent stricter control of movement placed by the Malaysian government on Kuala Lumpur city and its surrounding areas, the organizing committee would like to announce the postponement of 8th IMELT 2020 to a later date

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. A new date will be announced via this website soon. Please contact our secretariat at if you have any questions or requests.