I'm traveling from Macao to India with Air Asia and have an 8-hour transit in Kuala Lumpur.

I do not plan to leave the airport, but I'm wondering if I need a transit visa for Malaysia.

  • You may also want to amend the question title to include the transit location as well. Aug 23, 2016 at 4:02
  • @choster - Your edits have changed the character of this question. The OPs original verbiage said "airasia fly through" (actually branded as "AirAsia Fly-Thru") which is crucial to this question, as it is a program that allows passengers to check their bags through and not claim them in KUL. You and Burhan kind of went overboard editing this question.
    – user13044
    Aug 23, 2016 at 5:19
  • @Tom Ah, sorry, I was not familiar with that offering, but this is exactly why conventional orthography and diction is so important online. A capital letter, and I would have Googled.
    – choster
    Aug 23, 2016 at 12:22

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Looking at the original verbiage of your question, if you are using AirAsia's Fly-Thru service, then you can remain airside and not enter the country.

If you are not using the Fly-Thru service, then you will need to enter the country, claim your checked bags and then check in for the second flight, as AirAsia is primarily a point to point carrier (except fares with Fly-Thru). What visa may be required in this case is solely dependent on your nationality, which we don't know at the moment.

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    AirAsia's Fly-Thru service applies only to its own flights and all their flights go via KLIA2. As far as I know, there is no way to travel between KLIA1 and KILA2 while remaining "airside", you have to clear immigration.
    – user13044
    Aug 23, 2016 at 6:12
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    Fly-Thru is a relatively new offering by AirAsia (last couple of years) and is available now when transiting through either KUL or DMK (Bangkok).
    – user13044
    Aug 23, 2016 at 6:23

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