Malaysia to reopen for tourists after two-year Covid closure
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Malaysia to reopen for tourists after two-year Covid closure

Malaysia is ready to re-open its border for tourists after two-year of Covid closure. From April 1, all vaccinated travelers will be permitted to enter the nation in an attempt to live with Covid.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri said, “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”.

The change comes despite Malaysia is reporting more than 25,000 infections a day. However, the infection is said to have mild symptoms, the decision came mirroring to its neighboring nations Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. Other nations are progressively lifting the restrictions and easing entry rules to lure back tourists into the country.

In 2020, the country’s economy contracted 5.6% but has rebounded slightly by 3.1% in 2021. The airline has announced plans to move around one million passengers in its first week, according to Group Chief Executive Bo Lingam. Travelers who have been vaccinated will not be required to undergo quarantine but will be required to take a PCR test two days before arrival and an antigen test 24 hours after entry.