Malaysia to reopen borders from January 1

75 per cent of the Malaysian population has been vaccinated.
75 per cent of the Malaysian population has been vaccinated.

Authorities have announced Malaysia will reopen its borders to foreign visitors no later than January 1, 2022.

Malaysia.- The government of Malaysia has announced it will reopen the country’s borders by January 2022 as part of an economic recovery programme launched amid the easing of Covid-19 countermeasures.

Muhyiddin Yassin, former Prime Minister, said the country’s tourism industry went through difficult times during the Covid-19 pandemic and its recovery was slow without foreign visitors.

Analysts also noted Resorts World Genting is heavily dependant on tourists. The casino venue has recently reopened on a limited basis and has said more facilities and offerings will be reopened once interstate travel is allowed.  

Despite the announcement, authorities noted there will be control measures and people must show a Covid-19 negative test prior to entering the country.

According to Health authorities, 75 per cent of Malaysia’s population has been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Singapore to launch travel bubble with Malaysia from November 29

As the rate of fully vaccinated people continues to rise in Singapore and Malaysia, the countries have decided to launch a travel bubble without quarantine from November 29. 

According to a joint statement issued by the countries’ prime ministers, visitors fully vaccinated visitors will be able to enter Singapore quarantine-free via Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs).

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