Malaysia Eyeing to Reopen to International Travellers By January 2022!

Malaysia Eyeing to Reopen to International Travellers By January 2022!

Missing Malaysia? Here's some good news.

There may be light at the end of the tunnel for those who have been wanting to travel or return to Malaysia. The country’s National Rehabilitation Council (MPN) recently proposed that Malaysia reopen its borders to international travellers by 1 Jan 2022. 

Also read: Where to Travel in Malaysia: Top Destinations from Every State in The Country

Malaysia aims to reopen to foreigners soon

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Former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who heads the council tasked to oversee Malaysia’s economic recovery, informed reporters that their tourism industry was recovering too slowly. Hence, they are pegging to reopen to foreigners early in 2022 to give the economy a major boost. This, of course, wouldn’t be possible without Malaysia’s swift vaccination rollout. The country has fully vaccinated more than 70% of its population as of writing. 

“Taking into account the level of achievement of the country’s excellent vaccination program, today’s meeting has decided that the country’s border be opened to international visitors by 1 January 2022,” he said in an advisory. 

Aside from this, the Special Committee on Pandemic Management will soon announce more countries that they hope to share special travel corridors with. Early this week, Malaysia and Singapore launched their own Vaccinated Travel Lane. The country is also eyeing to gradually introduce a travel corridor with Indonesia soon. 

We’ll keep you posted about Malaysia’s VTLs and travel corridors, so stay tuned!

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Therese Sta. Maria
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Therese's close friends know that if they haven’t seen her around recently, then she’s probably having an adventure with her luggage and camera in hand. Though she loves staying at home and spending lazy afternoons with friends, there are times when she has to be "away from home to feel at home," — that’s when she’s bitten by the travel bug. See her travels on Instagram @reesstamaria.