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Interstate travel allowed only for Langkawi tourism bubble

The tourism ministry says permission for tourism activities is subject to the SOPs gazetted by the National Security Council.

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Interstate travel for tourism activities is only permitted for the Langkawi tourism bubble programme in compliance with the stipulated SOPs on Covid-19, the tourism, arts and culture ministry said today.

Referring to the government’s announcement on domestic tourism, the ministry said domestic travellers are currently allowed to carry out intra-state tourism activities for states that are in Phase Two and above of the National Recovery Plan.

“Permission for tourism activities is subject to the SOPs that have been gazetted by the NSC (National Security Council),” it said in a statement today.

It was referring to the decision of the Special Committee on Pandemic Management, chaired by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Sept 22, regarding the opening of economic and non-economic sectors.

The prime minister also said that the government would allow the opening of tourism centres, islands and areas as well as cross-state travel provided that the country’s adult population vaccination rate reached 90% based on data and analysis by the health ministry.

“The government will make an official announcement once it has a suitable date,” the tourism ministry said.

Based on the records of the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee, 85.1% of the adult population had been fully vaccinated as of Sept 28.

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