Observing the positive developments and rapid number of vaccinations in Malaysia, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) expects the country’s major tourist islands such as Langkawi, Pangkor, Redang, Tioman and Perhentian to reopen early next year. month.
However, Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the matter was subject to the government’s decision based on current standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be determined.
“The proposed reopening of the tourism sector must be implemented carefully and cautiously to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and cause the new closure. At the same time, MOTAC is updating and developing SOPs related to the tourism sector,” he said.
According to Nancy, she held a virtual discussion with 15 representatives of the tourism industry activists association to make thorough preparations if the tourism sector starts operating in the near future.
He said the engagement session was in line with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s earlier special announcement on facilities for people who had received a full vaccination by allowing domestic tourism activities involving hotels and home stays.
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