Malaysia’s prime minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, says the country will fully reopen its borders to foreign travellers.
Malaysia.- Malaysia’s prime minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, has said the country’s borders will fully reopen for international travellers from April 1. The news comes as the number of new Covid-19 cases falls. Nearly 98 per cent of the country’s population has been fully vaccinated.
Visitors will need Covid-19 tests before and after arrival. Only fully vaccinated visitors will be allowed to forego quarantine upon arrival.
Genting Malaysia, the operator of Resorts World Genting, the only casino complex in Malaysia, recently shared financial results for the fourth quarter of 2021, showing a return to profit of nearly MYR124.1m (US$29.5m) compared to an MYR258.2m loss a year earlier.
It attributed the recovery to the easing of travel restrictions and the reopening of borders leading to a higher volume of business at Resorts World Genting. It’s estimated that visitor arrivals to Genting’s resort in Malaysia could increase to 23 million and 27 million people in the fiscal year 2022 and fiscal year 2023 respectively.