Malaysia's Genting, Melaka, and Tioman to Open for Travel on October 1

Malaysia’s Genting, Melaka, and Tioman to Open for Travel on October 1

More destinations are expected to be added soon.

After the positive response to the reopening of Langkawi, Malaysia is now planning to reopen several more destinations to domestic tourism. Genting Highlands, Melaka, and Pulau Tioman are all expected to be added to the list of travel bubbles in the country soon. 

The tentative date of reopening is 1 October 2021, pending final approval by the country’s Special Committee on Pandemic Management. Once that has been confirmed though, the popular destinations will be allowed to welcome tourists once again. 

Also read: 8 Fun Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Similar SOPs like Langkawi


Image credit: Manon Brousse

Relevant (and refined) SOPs will be in place to ensure the safety of all travellers. Among other things, travellers can expect to undergo swab tests and health screenings at various points of entry. What’s more, it is understood that only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed to travel. 

According to reports, the three destinations listed are just the start of the gradual reopening of Malaysia’s tourism industry. More destinations are currently being discussed and may well be added to the official list of domestic travel bubbles soon. 

Also read: 72 Hours in Melaka: Where to Stay and What to Do

While it is encouraging to see more destinations gradually reopen in Malaysia, we would like to remind everyone to continue prioritising your health (and those around you) above all else. Travel to Genting, Melaka, and Tioman if you want, but travel safely. 

Featured image credit: K X I T H V I S U A L S

About Author

Darren Yeoh
Darren Yeoh

Darren enjoys the finer things in life and loves exploring unfamiliar places on foot, guided with nothing but instinct and a good-old fashioned map. He enjoys cultural experiences and exciting adventures and is not a stranger to travelling alone. When he's not putting his travel experiences into words, he's probably sitting behind his laptop, planning his upcoming adventure.