Malaysia to reopen its borders to tourists on 1st January 2022 – NRC Chairman Muhyiddin

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PUTRAJAYA NOV.11: Malaysia will reopen its borders to the international tourists the latest on 1st January 2022 as tourism is the worst affected industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chairman of the National Recovery Council (NRC), Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, if the borders continue to be closed then the tourism industry will encounter losses amounting to RM90 billion.

The former Prime Minister said, with the slow entries of tourists, the tourism operators will have to take time to collect its sources and start its operation again.

“The decision was made at the Council’s meeting held today after considering many factors including the contribution of tourism industry to the national economic recovery,” Muhyiddin said in a media conference here today.

He added, the permits for foreign tourists to enter Malaysia will very much depends on the strict standard operating procedures (SOP) and countries’ background that will be decided by the COVID-19 Management Special Committee. –Malaysia World News

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