Every person entering Malaysia must possess a valid international passport or internationally recognized travel document valid for travel to Malaysia.

Any person not in possession of a passport or travel document that is recognized by the Malaysian Government must obtain a document in lieu of passport. Application for the document in lieu of passport can be made at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad. Holders of travel documents like a Certificate of Identity, Laisser Passer, Titre de Voyage or a Country's Certificate of Permanent Residence must ensure that their return to the country that issued the document or the country of residence is guaranteed. The documents should be valid, for more than six (6) months from the date of entry into Malaysia.

Foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a visa in advance at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad before entering the country.

• No visa is required for U.S.A. citizens visiting Malaysia for social, business or academic purposes (except for employment).

• No visa is required for a stay of less than one month for nationals of all ASEAN countries except Myanmar. For a stay exceeding one month, a visa will be required, except for nationals of Brunei and Singapore.

NOTE: Participants are requested to check with the Consulate/Embassy of Malaysia or diplomatic mission in their home country or with their travel agency for visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

For more information on Malaysian VISA requirements please visit:


Letter of Invitation for Visa Purposes
To receive an official letter of invitation for the APOA Trauma & Infection Meeting 2017, please contact the Conference Secretariat at


You may find flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) via the following airlines:

Malaysia Airlines

Air Asia

Malindo Air


Singapore Airlines 

Biman Bangladesh Airlines 

Garuda Indonesia

Air India

Qatar Airways

We highly recommend Air Asia for an affordable and hassle free booking of your flight. For more information on flights to KUL, please visit


Upon your arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the conference hotel / venue is located just 30 minutes away by taxi. We recommend making transfer arrangements with the following taxi company:

Online Taxi KLIA -
KLIA Limo -
Rates for the above range from RM 75 to RM 200, depending on the vehicle size required as well as midnight rates.


The organisers of the APOA Trauma and Infection Meeting 2017 do not take any responsibility for events occurring outside the conference sessions. As such, we encourage participants to personally take travel insurance with your preferred insurance provider.


Nearby Hospitals
Below is a list of hospitals you may refer to in the event of an emergency:

- Hospital Putrajaya
- Prince Court Medical Centre
- Sunway Medical Centre


In case of an emergency - dial (the call is free within Kuala Lumpur):
Ambulance: 999
Police: 999
Fire: 994


There are many currency exchange outlets available in the airport, major shopping malls, and bank offices, where you may change your currency with the Malaysian currency Ringgit Malaysia (RM).


The conference will be conducted in the English language. Externally, most of the locals are fluent in English and easily converse in the language.



High temperatures and humid climate
Heavy rain, mostly in the afternoons.
We advise attendees to keep hydrated by drinking lots of water.



Electrical Plugs
240V, 50Hz


Credit Cards
All our main shopping malls and department stores accept credit cards. Major credit cards such as Visa, and MasterCard (American Express is also available, though not in as many places) are accepted. However, check with the store or restaurant on their card use terms before you shop or dine there. Also, keep in mind to bring some Ringgit Malaysia (RM) cash for good measure.


Local Time
Standard Malaysian time is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Business Hours
Shops are generally open between the hours of 10:00 - 22:00. Banking hours are between the hours of 09:30 - 16:00. Government offices are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.


In Kuala Lumpur tipping is not necessary. The more expensive hotels and restaurants add a 10% service charge to their bills. While tipping is not expected, it is appreciated in places where there is no service charge or where one is given truly exceptional service.


Smoking Restrictions
Smoking is not permitted in hospitals/clinics, airports, public lifts and toilets, air-conditioned restaurants, public transport, government premises, shopping complexes and private spaces with central air-conditioning.



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Countries that require a visa:
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Republic of Congo
Cote D’Ivoire
Equatorial Guinea
Hong Kong (C/I or D/I)
Serbia & Montenegro
United Nations (Laissez Passer)
Western Sahara

Commonwealth countries that require a visa:
Sri Lanka

For more information on Malaysian VISA requirements please visit: