Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Nancy Shukri said these locations will receive their approval on 22 September, after which she will table the matter in Parliament. "These are not exclusive. God willing, we will list more destinations after further discussions."
Malaysia's Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Nancy Shukri, has announced that Genting Highlands, Melaka, and Tioman Island will join the Langkawi travel bubble—and may reopen to fully-vaccinated visitors from 1 October 2021. This was shared during a joint press conference with Senior Minister for Defense Hishammuddin Hussein and Minister for Youth and Sports Ahmad Faizal Azumu on 21 September (Tuesday).
Minister Nancy said the three locations mentioned above will receive their approval tomorrow (22 September 2021), after which she will table the matter in Parliament.
According to Malaymail's report, the Minister said: "God willing, maybe tomorrow, all these would be added and we have given these two weeks so these destinations can prepare to start operating again. These are not exclusive. God willing, we will list more destinations after further discussions."
Minister Nancy added that the standard operating procedures (SOPs) would also be refined and relevant to more destinations, including both island and “mainland” destinations. The refined SOPs would look into several things, such as the need for swab tests as the travel bubble involves a larger area like Langkawi, which has many entry points.
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