Malaysia Departure Levy Imposed from September 2019

Anyone flying out from Malaysia will be required to pay tax in the form of a departure levy, ranging from RM8 (US$2) to RM150 (US$36) from 1 September 2019. The departure levy rates have been set out depending on the destination abroad and whether the flight is economy class.

Those flying from Malaysia to ASEAN countries, will have to pay either US$2 as an economy class passenger, or US$12 if not flying economy. ASEAN countries are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Those flying out from Malaysia to other countries outside of the ASEAN region will be charged a departure levy of US$5 if flying economy, and US$36 on other classes.

The departure levy will not be imposed on infants and toddlers aged below 24 months. Also exempted from paying the departure levy are aircraft passengers transiting via Malaysia, namely if they arrive in Malaysia from abroad and leave (whether it is in the same or different aircraft or with the same or different flight number) Malaysia to the next destination with the transit period not exceeding 12 hours.

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