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Could Malaysia Open Its Borders Soon

There are rising hopes that Malaysia may start to welcome back tourists following comments from Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Main picture Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia credit Azlan Baharudin on Unsplash The borders to Malaysia have been closed since March 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic started to spread globally apart from the recent introduction of theContinue reading "Could Malaysia Open Its Borders Soon"

Cambodia and Malaysia Latest Countries To Ban Travellers Amid Omicron Threat

Cambodia and Malaysia have joined an ever lengthening list of countries, including Thailand and Singapore, to ban travellers from a number of countries as the latest Covid-19 variant spreads. Main picture Phnom Penh, Cambodia credit Daniel Bernard on Unsplash Cambodia A Health Ministry statement earlier this week announced that travellers from 10 African countries, orContinue reading "Cambodia and Malaysia Latest Countries To Ban Travellers Amid Omicron Threat"

Singapore Malaysia Land Border To Reopen

[REUTERS] Singapore and Malaysia will next week launch a quarantine-free travel lane at their land border crossing, one of the world’s busiest, for people vaccinated against COVID-19, the two countries said on Wednesday. Main picture Kuala Lumpur at night credit Azlan Baharudin on Unsplash The plan, effective 29th November expands an already announced move toContinue reading "Singapore Malaysia Land Border To Reopen"

Malaysia To Open To Foreign Visitors By 1st January

REUTERS is reporting that Malaysia will reopen its borders to foreign travellers by 1st January 2022 at the latest. Main picture Damai Beach Sarawak, Malaysia credit jrwebbe on flickr The reports states that the news was announced by a government advisory council earlier today. Government statistics in Malaysia show that more than three-quarters of Malaysia’s 32Continue reading "Malaysia To Open To Foreign Visitors By 1st January"

Quarantine Free Travel To Restart Between Singapore and Malaysia

Fully vaccinated travellers will now be able to travel by air between Malaysia and Singapore without the need for quarantine from 29th November. Main picture Singapore credit Mike Enerio on Unsplash The announcement of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) came in a joint statement today and will link Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia withContinue reading "Quarantine Free Travel To Restart Between Singapore and Malaysia"

Malaysia Tourism Restart Plan Announced

Malaysia has announced that Langkawi will reopen to foreign tourists from 15th November, quarantine-free, and that the rest of the country may follow before the end of the year. Main picture Langkawi beach, Malaysia credit Sasha India on flickr The Langkawi International Tourism Bubble (Inbound)pilot project was announced earlier this week and will allow fullyContinue reading "Malaysia Tourism Restart Plan Announced"

Malaysia Hoping To Reopen To Foreign Tourists In November

Malaysian Tourism Minister, Nancy Shukri, has said that she hopes that the country can begin to welcome back foreign tourists from as early as November. Main picture Sabah, Malaysia credit Joel Brunner on Unsplash The minister was talking to CNBC and indicated that people from Singapore could be the first to benefit from the easingContinue reading "Malaysia Hoping To Reopen To Foreign Tourists In November"

Quarantine Free Travel To Malaysia Being Considered

Reports suggest that the Malaysian government is looking at reopening the borders to fully vaccinated foreign travellers, from selected countries, without the need to quarantine. Main picture Kota Kinabulu, Malaysia credit CK Yeo on Unsplash National Recovery Council chairman Muhyiddin Yassin was speaking after chairing a meeting with political and business leaders. “I hope theContinue reading "Quarantine Free Travel To Malaysia Being Considered"

Malaysia Thailand And Vietnam Get New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced a number of new Biosphere Reserves in Southeast Asia that are designed to preserve important natural landscapes and diversity. Main picture Doi Chiang Dao Biosphere Reserve, Thailand Announcement included popular tourist destinations in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam and will help to ensure sustainable developmentContinue reading "Malaysia Thailand And Vietnam Get New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves"

First Tourists Land In Langkawi Malaysia

[Reuters] The first plane carrying tourists in more than four months touched down on the Malaysian island of Langkawi on Thursday and was greeted by a twin water cannon “salute”, in the launch of a programme to revive a travel sector frozen by the pandemic. Main picture a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying the first batchContinue reading "First Tourists Land In Langkawi Malaysia"

Date Set For Return Of Tourists To Langkawi In Malaysia

The 16th of September is an important day, it is Malaysia Day where the country commemorates the establishment of the Malaysian federation on that day in 1963. Main picture Langkawi, Malaysia credit Manish Tulaskar on Unsplash This year could also have an added significance. The Kedah State government has announced that this is the dateContinue reading "Date Set For Return Of Tourists To Langkawi In Malaysia"

Langkawi In Malaysia Hopes To Welcome Back Tourists Soon

Earlier this month we reported on plans for the Malaysia states of Sarawak and Sabah on Borneo to work towards welcoming back tourists. Main picture Kilim Geoforest Park, Langkawi, Malaysia credit Steve Douglas on Unsplash These followed reports last month on plans by the Malaysia Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) to investigateContinue reading "Langkawi In Malaysia Hopes To Welcome Back Tourists Soon"

Sabah In Malaysia Working Towards Return Of Tourists

The beautiful state of Sabah, located in northern Borneo in Malaysia, is working hard on plans to welcome foreign tourists back to the region. Main picture Sabah, Malaysia credit Joel Brunner on Unsplash The state, popular with visitors to the national parks and marine park, has been closed to foreign tourists since early last year,Continue reading "Sabah In Malaysia Working Towards Return Of Tourists"

Sarawak In Malaysia Tourism Restart Plan

Sarawak is preparing to welcome back tourism once sufficient numbers of the local population are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. A large-scale vaccination programme started on 15th July with the intention of ensuring that more than 2,000 of Sarawak’s tourism and business events industry frontliners are fully vaccinated. Sarawak has a four-stage plan for the reopeningContinue reading "Sarawak In Malaysia Tourism Restart Plan"

Malaysia Eyes The Return Of Tourists

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 It is likely that Malaysian authorities will be closely monitoring the situation in Phuket which reopened toContinue reading "Malaysia Eyes The Return Of Tourists"

Hopes For Return Of Tourism In Malaysia And Philippines Dashed

Rising cases of Covid-19 throughout Southeast Asia, especially the more infectious Delta variant, are seeing increased curbs in a number of countries just as tourism leaders were hoping for a relaxation of curbs. Main picture Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia credit Andy Wang on Unsplash Thailand is seeing increasing numbers of cases, especially in Bangkok, butContinue reading "Hopes For Return Of Tourism In Malaysia And Philippines Dashed"


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