On April 1, Malaysia will reopen its borders to tourists. Malaysia’s government announced recently that the country is now ready to accept fully vaccinated tourists, as the nation has officially reached the endemic stage of Coronavirus. As a result, the country has joined the list of nations that have removed COVID-19 limitations and are resuming tourism.
The Southeast Asian country is heavily reliant on tourism and is a popular beach vacation destination. Malaysia is known for its lovely white-sand beaches and lush rainforests. The country’s borders were closed over two years ago, in March 2020.
“The government has decided to open its borders on April 1, 2022. We believe this decision will boost our economy and help revive our ailing tourism sector”. Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced during a press conference. This action, he believes, will assist to stimulate their economy and rehabilitate the ailing tourism sector.
He also stated that legitimate travel documentation would be required to enter and exit the nation. He stated, “Taking into account the Omicron variant, which is still in our country and other countries, there are some mandatory steps for both Malaysians and travellers.”
Despite having reported over 25000 daily cases in recent weeks, the country is reopening since the cases have been mild. Malaysia’s neighbours, particularly Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines, have reportedly reduced travel restrictions and slowly reopened their borders to tourism.
Requirements to enter Malaysia
1) Beginning April 1, fully vaccinated travellers will be able to enter the country without having to go through quarantine.
2) Fully vaccinated travellers must present a negative RT PCR test result no older than 48 hours, as well as a COVID-19 Rapid Test Kit-Antigen (RTK-Ag) test within than 24 hours after arrival.
The Prime Minister, when talking about unvaccinated travellers, said, “For those who are not fully vaccinated, or unable to receive the vaccine due to health reasons, the health minister will detail further Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on this tomorrow.”
– India’s new age travel digital media