Malaysia to expand “travel bubble” model
Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced that tourism centres, islands and interstate travel will be allowed to reopen with the condition of achieving 90 percent adult vaccination.
Malaysia has resumed domestic travel via a travel bubble involving Langkawi of Kedah state since September 16. About 9,500 people traveled to the island on the first day of reopening. The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culutre (MOTAC) is to expand the “travel bubble” model to other localities like Genting Highlands, Melaka and Tioman island on October 1.
According to Malaysian Ministry of Health, 93.2 percent of people over 18 years old have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 80.2 percent are fully vaccinated.