Before Departure to Borneo and Malaysia

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Read about passports, visas, vaccinations and the practicalities

The fascinating and exciting country of Malaysia holds many hidden treasures that Tourist Travel has captured over many years of travel to Borneo. Here is a country that offers magnificent nature experiences, a rich and unique wildlife that can be experienced in the best way out in nature first hand in addition to a spectacular multicultural population. On the world’s third largest island, you will find the world’s oldest rainforest, which arouses curiosity and adventure in us humans.

Tourist Travel can highly recommend a trip to Borneo and Malaysia as it is one of the most interesting travel destinations in the world. On this page you will get some practical information that you should read before leaving for Borneo and Malaysia. We will dress you up for a myriad of amazing experiences that await you in the tropics so you can sit back and enjoy the ride. Here you will find basic information about passports and visas, vaccinations, currency and language.

Passport & Visa

All our trips to Malaysia and Borneo are between 14 and 19 days. Therefore, it is not necessary for you to obtain a visa in connection with our travels, after Danish citizens have a visa-free stay for up to three months. Here are a few additional rules you need to keep in mind:

  1. Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of entry.
  2. Stays in Malaysia of more than 90 days require a visa. This may be issued on

It must be possible to present a return ticket or a ticket for further travel upon entry, so take care of it.

Vaccinations when traveling to Borneo and Malaysia

Borneo is the world’s third largest island – so large that Borneo is divided into three parts between Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Tourist Travel takes you to the Malaysian part of Borneo, where lush rainforest and breathtaking wildlife reign.

Both in Malaysia and on Moneo, the bacterial composition is extremely foreign to us from the Nordic countries. We therefore recommend that you contact your own doctor or the Danish Doctors’ Vaccination Service well in advance of departure . Here you will be advised in important vaccinations and possibly useful medicine for the trip.

Currency in Borneo and Malaysia

In Malaysia and in the Malaysian part of Borneo, the currency is called Ringgit (RM / MYR). An MYR corresponds to 1.56 DKK. Feel free to bring a debit card, as you can withdraw money at the airport and in larger cities. Here you can also use maps of restaurants, hotels and the like.

However, remember to exchange plenty of small bills before heading out to the smaller inland villages. You can exchange money both at the airport and in the big cities or buy them from home in Denmark.

Languages ​​in Borneo and Malaysia

In Malaysia and Borneo, countless different languages ​​are spoken, which is why most people are bilingual. In fact, speaking three languages ​​fluently is not a rarity.

The official language is Malaysian, referred to as bahasa malaysia. This is also the mother tongue of most Malaysians. Fortunately, it is not difficult to commit, as many Malaysians also know English.

Time difference between Borneo / Malaysia and Denmark

According to Vaultedwatches, Borneo and Malaysia are in the time zone UTC +8 and are thus seven hours ahead of Denmark. During Danish summer time, however, it must be taken into account that neither Borneo nor Malaysia use summer time, and during that period there will be an eight-hour time difference.

As a rule of thumb, your body adjusts to other time zones by one hour a day if you are not actively trying to adapt to the new time zone. It can therefore be a good idea to go to bed early the day before departure.

Climate and travel weather in Borneo

Due to the size of Borneo, you will experience climatic differences when touring Borneo. However, both day and night temperatures in Borneo are between 25-30 degrees all year round. Much of Borneo is covered by rainforest, which is why rain occurs all year round and the humidity is at 80%.

On a trip to Borneo you will experience different types of weather – everything from monsoon rains to beautiful tropical sunny days. You can often experience both on the same day, and it is not uncommon for Borneo’s weather to change a bit irregularly. On the other hand, the temperature and relative humidity always make it pleasant to stay in Borneo.

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