Thai visa for Malaysian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Malaysian passport holders visiting Thailand for a short-term stay: 30 days.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Malaysian citizens to enter Thailand for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 30 days
Evisa Thailand e-visa for Malaysian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Thailand visa on arrival for Malaysian citizens Not Available

Thailand tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Malaysian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Thailand.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Thailand.

If you are looking for Thailand visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Malaysia, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Thailand nearest your place of residence.

  • Kuala Lumpur: The Embassy of Thailand in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Working hours: Close now)
  • Penang: The Consulate General of Thailand in Penang, Malaysia (Working hours: Close now)
  • Kota Bharu: The Consulate General of Thailand in Kota Bharu, Malaysia (Working hours: Close now)

Thailand visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Thailand diplomatic mission offices to Malaysia for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Malaysia traveling to Thailand from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Malaysia) estimated Change (%)
2006 1,591,328 N/A
2007 1,540,080 -3.22%
2008 1,855,332 20.47%
2009 1,757,813 -5.26%
2010 2,058,956 17.13%
2011 2,500,280 21.43%
2012 2,554,397 2.16%
2013 3,041,097 19.05%
2014 2,613,418 -14.06%
2015 3,423,397 30.99%
2016 3,533,826 3.23%
2017 3,354,800 -5.07%
2018 4,097,604 22.14%
2019 4,166,868 1.69%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Thailand & Malaysia comparison

Thailand's area is approximately 510,890 km2 (197,255 sq mi), while the area of Malaysia is approximately 328,550 km2 (126,853 sq mi). This means Malaysia is 55.50% smaller than Thailand.

As of June 2021, Thailand's population is ~77.9 million people - 25,964,426 more people than the population of Malaysia.

We have highlighted Thailand & Malaysia’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Thailand Malaysia Difference
Population (est 2021) 77,927,372 51,962,946 26.0 million more people live in Thailand than Malaysia
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 98 107 Thailand has 9 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Malaysia.
Travel freedom (2021) 35 133 Thailand passport holders visit 98 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 144 126 Thai hosts 18 more foreign missions than Malaysia.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Malaysia travel to Thailand in one year?

The number of visitors from Malaysia visiting Thailand in 2019 was approximately 4,166,868.

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