The Malaysia Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) is hoping to be able to reopen Langkawi to foreign tourists as a pilot project in the country.
Main picture Langkawi beach, Malaysia, credit Jay Tun on Unsplash
Noor Zari Hamat, MOTAC secretary-general, is quoted as saying that 80% of the local population would need to be fully vaccinated prior to the plan coming into effect. It has been reported that around 20% of the local population has so far received both doses.
It is thought that they are hoping that Langkawi can be reopened to fully vaccinated travellers from October, followed by other destinations in Malaysia. Airlines and local tourism operators have been notified of the plans to allow them to begin their own planning process.
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