Malaysia seeks to open borders to boost tourism

Hotels in Langkawi have been booked well during the pandemic, says tourism minister

The Malaysian government is considering opening its border to help boost the tourism sector, according to tourism minister Nancy Shukri. 

“We are now working at negotiating with countries such as Singapore, Brunei, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand which have been identified as green zones,” she said at a press conference in Sarawak on December 27.

Nancy said she received many requests from local tourism industry players to consider the matter in order to keep their business afloat. 

“However, this matter has to be discussed further with other ministries as well, such as the health ministry, to ensure that we are allowed to open the country’s border to boost our tourism sector,” she said.

Langkawi hotels well booked, says minister

Asked whether the green travel bubble did help in boosting the tourism sector, Nancy said: “Yes, even some of the hotels such as in Langkawi are fully booked. So, it has been a good initiative.”

Meanwhile, Nancy also urged visitors from the green zones traveling to other places for holidays to fully practise the standard operating procedure, especially maintaining physical distancing during their travels.

“We do not want the number of Covid-19 cases getting high after the government has approved the green travel bubble because at the end of the day, it will affect the economy, especially our tourism sector,” she added.



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Hotels in Langkawi have been booked well during the pandemic, says tourism minister The Malaysian government is considering opening its border to help boost the tourism sector, according to tourism minister Nancy Shukri.  “We are now working at negotiating with countries such as Singapore, Brunei, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand which have been identified as green zones,” she said at a press conference in Sarawak on December 27. Nancy said she received many requests from local tourism industry players to consider the matter in order to keep their business afloat.  “However, this matter has to be discussed further with...

Hotels in Langkawi have been booked well during the pandemic, says tourism minister

The Malaysian government is considering opening its border to help boost the tourism sector, according to tourism minister Nancy Shukri. 

“We are now working at negotiating with countries such as Singapore, Brunei, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand which have been identified as green zones,” she said at a press conference in Sarawak on December 27.

Nancy said she received many requests from local tourism industry players to consider the matter in order to keep their business afloat. 

“However, this matter has to be discussed further with other ministries as well, such as the health ministry, to ensure that we are allowed to open the country’s border to boost our tourism sector,” she said.

Langkawi hotels well booked, says minister

Asked whether the green travel bubble did help in boosting the tourism sector, Nancy said: “Yes, even some of the hotels such as in Langkawi are fully booked. So, it has been a good initiative.”

Meanwhile, Nancy also urged visitors from the green zones traveling to other places for holidays to fully practise the standard operating procedure, especially maintaining physical distancing during their travels.

“We do not want the number of Covid-19 cases getting high after the government has approved the green travel bubble because at the end of the day, it will affect the economy, especially our tourism sector,” she added.



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