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• New Zealand Introduces Electronic Travel Authorisation •

From 1 October 2019, travellers from 60 visa waiver countries (which includes all EU Members States, Norway, Switzerland, Israel and Malaysia) will need an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority). The primary purpose of introducing the NZeTA is to enable enhanced border security checks to prevent individuals who may pose a potential security risk entering New Zealand. It will also help reduce the time needed for border clearance. The NZeTA request system will be available from July 2019. From 1 October 2019, travellers who attempt to travel without an NZeTA will be denied boarding. For more information:

• New rules about what you can and can't bring into Australia •

Australia's strict bio-security laws prohibit certain foreign foods, plant materials, and animal products from entering the country, due to the threat of introducing serious pests and diseases into Australia, devastating our valuable agriculture and tourism industries, as well as our unique environment. From April 17, 2019, new rules come into effect allowing airport authorities to shorten or cancel visitor visas if a visitor fails to declare prohibited items upon entry to the country. For more information:

• China Embassy - Notice on Visa Application Form •

Please be informed that according to the Consular Office of the Chinese Embassy’s requirement, the Visa application form must be filled in with a blue or black ink pen (gel pen). For those who doesn't meet requirement, applications will not be accepted by Kuala Lumpur and Penang Chinese Visa Application Service Center and all consequences shall be borne by the applicants.

• Malaysia Airlines revises free check-in baggage •

Kindly take note that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has revised its economy class free check-in baggage allowance on both its domestic and international flights, effective April 8, 2019. For more information:

• 6 Tips for Emergencies Abroad by Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (KLN) •

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• Revised Security Directive for travel to U.S.A. •

As per the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS), effective 30 June 2018, passengers traveling on flights bound for the United States may be subjected to additional security measures to prohibit powder based substances greater than 12oz/350ml in carry-on baggage. If the powder substance is in excess of the allowed amount, it is not allowed in the cabin of the aircraft. Powders purchased after the security checkpoint, such as bagged coffee purchased at duty-free shops, are exempted only if they are placed in security tamper evident bags. Otherwise, the powder will have to be gate checked or abandoned.

• USA Flights Electronic Device Ban •

Kindly note that effective 21 March 2017 following a directive from U.S. authorities affecting selected airports, all passengers travelling on United States-bound flights are prohibited from carrying any electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone in the cabin. Mobile phones and medical devices are permitted but larger items such as laptops, tablets, DVD players, electronic games, cameras and e-readers will need to be placed into checked-in baggage.

• Dubai Airports New check in Baggage Rules •

Kindly note that Dubai Airports have introduced a new Check in baggage rule to help improve service, reduce the risk of mishandling and enhance the performance of its check-in and baggage operation at Dubai Airports. All Check in Baggage must have one flat surface. The new rule will apply effective from 8 March 2017. What are the rules? 1. No round bags 2. No bags without flat surface 3. No irregular shaped bags 4. No oversized bags 5. Bags that do not meet the criterion will have to be repacked in boxes for a fee

• If An Airline Ever Loses Your Luggage ... •

If your luggage goes missing, try not to panic yet. Here's What You Should Do:

• No.1 Wi-Fi application for tourists in Japan boosts hotspots to over 200,000 •

What's better than a free, loginless, auto-connect functionality Wi-Fi? The Japanese Telecommunications Company Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd provides foreign travelers with over 200,000 hotspots nationwide through its free Wi-Fi-application, TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi. To further boost the usage, the Wi-Fi is also available to all users with unlimited free data usage. It also automatically provides alerts on hot new savings, nearby preferred restaurants, sight-seeing locations, a map and navigation functionality. Download TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi now which is available in both App Store and Google Playstore. Traveling in Japan has never been easier! For more information:


If you travel by air in Malaysia, your rights are clearly defined and protected under the national law. These rights cover dealings with airlines, airports and other aviation service providers, including foreign airlines operating into and out of Malaysia. Knowing your rights can help you receive a fair outcome if something goes wrong while traveling. For more information:

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