Malaysia To Reopen Borders For Fully Vaccinated Tourists As 90% Of Population Jabbed; Details Here

by Tania Tarafdar
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Every year, a good number of Indians flock to the tourist hotspots of Malaysia but the pandemic brought everything to a standstill. Malaysia has fully vaccinated 90% of the adult population, allowing the government to end a months-long ban on travel. Fully inoculated people will be allowed to cross state borders now. Also, Malaysia’s Langkawi, a cluster of 99 islands in the Straits of Malacca is reopening for domestic travellers as a part of their domestic tourism bubble. Here is everything you need to know.

The Reopening Of Tourist Destination Will Help Revive The Travel Sector

The announcement comes as a huge relief for the tourism sector that suffered huge losses due to the pandemic. Restaurant owners are equally delighted with the news as they can now hope to revive the losses. With the reopening of the tourism sector, one can expect more turnovers in restaurants. That said, there will be strict COVID-19 protocols in place to contain the spread of the disease.

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Malaysia Hopes To Attract 400,000 Visitors By The End Of The Year

Malaysia will reopen Langkawi Islands to tourists under travel bubble using Phuket Sandbox . Just like Phuket, Langkawi is known for its pristine beaches, parks, rock formations, and bird sanctuaries. And while the administration is not expecting a huge turnover initially, they aim to target 400,000 visitors by the end of the year and generate an estimated revenue of 165 million ringgit (USD 39.66 million).

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Malaysia is still waiting to invite foreign tourists to return. However, more than half the nation’s population is already inoculated, and they are hoping for a quicker return to normalcy.

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