More Areas Listed For Proposed Travel Bubble

The Langkawi travel bubble is in full swing and has proven to be a success, as such, three new destinations will be added to open for domestic tourism and will soon be allowed at Melaka, Pulau Tioman and Genting Highlands, says Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture said the proposed three new destinations were deliberated in the Second Ministerial Quartet Meeting on Covid-19 on September 21, and it will be brought to the Special Committee on Pandemic Management chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Thursday, September 23.

​​Recently, Penang state has proposed to reopen four outdoor tourist attractions only to fully vaccinated individuals for a test run. Penang Tourism and Creative Economy Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said a proposal was submitted to the National Security Council (NSC) for approval. He said the test run will involve four selected sites initially, and only for three days a week.

“This is only applicable to fully vaccinated visitors who have pre-booked their tickets online prior to the visit,” he said in a statement issued last week.

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