Langkawi gears up to welcome Indian tourists
Consulate General of Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia Mumbai organised a Langkawi SOP briefing session recently to select Travel Trade Associations, Educational and MICE Operators. Taking gradual, calibrated measures to reopen international borders, Malaysia will allow the entry of fully vaccinated foreign tourists in Langkawi without quarantine. The Malaysian government is implementing a pilot international tourism bubble project which will initially run for 3 months started from 15 November 2021.
According to the SOPs issued by the Malaysian government, Malaysia will target fully vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine for the bubble projects. Travellers will also have to present a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours before departure to Langkawi. They will also be required to hold travel insurance of a minimum USD 80,000 with them.
It is also necessary for foreign tourists to engage tour operators and guides licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture (MOTAC) for the trip. Tourists must also register on The MySejahtera app before departing or upon arrival in KLIA 1.
As a way forward strategy, Tourism Malaysia will be collaborating with its Airlines and product partners for many joint promotion campaigns, which will boost Indian footfalls in Malaysia.
According to government statistics, more than 97% of Malaysia’s 32 million population are vaccinated.