KUALA LUMPUR: MOTAC expects top resort islands like Langkawi, Pangkor, Redang, Tioman and Perhentian are opening by the end of August and be ready for reopening at the earliest of the next month.
Tourism minister Nancy Shukri said that “it depends upon government and standard operating procedures being set”
“The decision to reopen the tourist places after a deep acknowledgement and with preventive measures so that an outbreak may not cause the sector to be closed again. with this, MOTAC is also finalising the SOPs for the tourist sector,” mention on 14 August 2021.
According to Nancy, she had a virtual session with 15 representatives from the tourism industry where they talked about preparing the reopening of the tourism sector, majorly the famous resorts. Therefore the session was with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on the easing of measures for those who are fully vaccinated.
Where Nancy said she hopes that all parties move in the same direction for smooth execution as per the strategic plan.
The leaders who were part of the meeting were the Malaysian Association of Hotels, the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents and the Association of Malaysian Spas.
Malaysia reported 20,670 new COVID-19 cases and 260 deaths from the disease on Saturday, as per the health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah.
A total of 31.1 per cent of the country’s population, had received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday, mentioned by Health Minister Adham Baba.