Malaysia : Visa Restriction Index

The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index (HVRI) is a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy. In collaboration with the International Air Transport Association, and based on official data from their global database, Henley & Partners has analyzed the visa regulations of all the countries and territories in the world since 2006.

The HVRI consists of a ranking of countries/ territories according to how many other countries/ territories one can travel to visa-free on a particular country/ territory's passport. The ranking is made according to the score each country achieves in terms of numbers of other countries to which visa-free access is possible. The basis of the data consists of all countries and territories covered in the IATA database.

It is a measurement into which countries a Malaysian passport holder can visit without a visa or with a visa granted on arrival. Visa requirements for Malaysian citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Malaysia.
 
YEAR Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index
NUMBER OF PERMITTED COUNTRIES
Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index
PASSPORT RANKING
Arton's Passport Index
NUMBER OF PERMITTED COUNTRIES
Arton's Passport Index
RANKING
2006   10    
2007   10    
2008   11    
2009   11    
2010   13    
2011   12    
2012   14    
2013   9    
2014   8    
2015 163 9    
2016 164 12    
2017 164 13 154 5

"Number of permitted countries" refers to the number of country permitting Malaysia's passport holder to enter on a social visit without the need to apply for visa before arrival. It also refers to country where visa will issued upon arrival.

Ranking is based on shared number of permitted countries, therefore a ranking number may be shared with another country who has a similar tally.