Langkawi in Malaysia reopened to fully vaccinated foreign travellers yesterday after 19 months closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Main picture Langkawi, Malaysia credit Jakub Michankow on flickr
The reopening has so far not seen an influx of tourists with the first arrivals not expected until the coming days.
All travellers must arrive by air direct to Langkawi or via Kuala Lumpur. Those transitting through KL need to take a “rapid molecular test” in the transit lounge before heading to Langkawi.
All travellers must use an approved travel agency and stay for at least 3 nghts in Langkawi. In line with all other countries allowing tourism in the region, all visitors must be fully vaccinated and have a pre arrival negative Covid-19 test. A second negative test is required on the 2nd or 3rd day of the trip and a further test 72 hours prior to departure home.
Visitors must also hold a valid visa, medical insurance with Covid cover of at least US$80,000, complete a health declaration and register on the Mysejahtera app prior to arrival.
Children under the age of 18 years who are not vaccinated can travel as long as they are with their fully vaccinated parents.
Visitors must also come from countries not on Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ red list. The current red list is as follows:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Russian Federation
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
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