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Malaysia Tourism Reopens as Langkawi Launch Travel Bubble

After almost two years, Tourism Malaysia Manila sets its focus on rebooting tourism as it highlights Langkawi in a hybrid seminar for tour operators and agents.

Langkawi is a place for great adventures. The name “Langkawi” is said to be derived from the word “helang” (eagle) and “kawi” (reddish brown). Not your ordinary island, Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands distinctly different and filled with myths and legends.

From eco-adventure, island hopping, and wildlife sighting to shopping, historical and cultural experience, tourists will never go ran out of things to do in this place.

Langkawi is opening its tourism with the launch of the Langkawi international travel bubble on the 15th of November 2021 where fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to travel into the island. Other than this, travel is only for those with special passes.

Tourism Malaysia Manila Director Yazlina Yahya presented the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for all tourists entering Malaysia which includes the following procedures:

  • Required testing prior to departure – a negative COVID-19 RT PCR swab test is required for all countries within 72 hours before arrival in Malaysia.
  • Required testing upon arrival – Malaysia bound passengers will undergo an addition swab test upon arrival in KLIA.
  • Mandatory 7 or 10 days home quarantine (to apply 7010 days prior to travelling to Malaysia)
  • Quarantine in hospitals designated by the Ministry of Health (if tested positive).

Tourism Malaysia’s promotional efforts in the Philippines are expected to increase the number of Philippines tourists to Malaysia. It aims to promote greater awareness of Malaysia as an ideal holiday destination, besides fostering greater cooperation between tour operators and members of the tourism fraternity. This is in line with Malaysia’s efforts to boost arrivals from the Philippines once the borders have opened and leisure travel resumes.

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