Govt To Consider Reopening Genting, Melaka & Tioman Next Month For Domestic Travel Bubble
It was just last week that Langkawi Island had reopened for fully vaccinated local travelers, but the government believes the pilot project for Malaysia's travel bubble can be viewed as a success. Following this success, the government is now mulling over the idea to add Genting, Melaka, and Tioman Island to the travel bubble list.
According to Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri, the plan is to allow these three locations to reopen on 1 October. But for now, the authorities will have to deliberate the necessary SOPs, like whether swab tests will be compulsory for visitors.
The proposal to reopen Genting, Melaka and Tioman Island is set to receive its approval today, and will be tabled in Parliament soon after, said the minister. If all goes according to plan, the three tourist destinations would be given two weeks to prepare to re-operate.
Nancy added that the ministry also has plans to add more destinations to the travel bubble list for domestic tourism. What are the other places in Malaysia that you look forward to visiting?