Malaysia reopens its borders for international travelers wishing to visit Langkawi Island starting from Nov 16

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LANKAWI
 
International travelers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can now travel to the Malaysian island of Langkawi, starting from 16 November 2021, and they do not need to be quarantined.
 
Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) chief executive officer Nasaruddin Abdul Muttalib said, “this move is in line with Langkawi’s status as a gateway for foreign tourists who wish to visit other destinations in this country.”
 
However, the tourist must have medical insurance of at least $80,000, and he/she is not allowed to travel and move independently except through a tourist plan by a travel agency approved by the Malaysian Tourism Authority. The PCR test is also mandatory before you start your trip. 
 
The tourism bubble pilot project in Langkawi has been a great success since it was implemented on Sept 16.
 
Nasaruddin said tourist arrivals under the travel bubble until Sept 30 had generated RM15.97 million in revenue for the Langkawi tourism industry.
 
“Until Sept 30, Langkawi had received 38,748 tourists. Some 26,377 tourists arrived via the Langkawi International Airport while another 7,480 tourists disembarked at the Kuah Jetty.
 
“Another major entry point, the Tanjung Lembung Wharf (Langkawi Port) received 4,891 tourists,” he said in a statement here today.
 
According to Nasaruddin, Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) is expecting 5,000 international tourists this year, which will help generate around RM24.4mil in revenue.
 
He added international tourists arriving on the island will have to undergo the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) screening.
 
The Southeast Asian country is also looking forward to allowing travels to explore all other touristic cities when this pilot international travel bubble is successful.
 
Malaysia has been closing its borders for almost two years since March 2020, following strict precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the new Corona virus.
 

 


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