The government is now looking into implementing a tourism bubble in Langkawi. This was announced by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin earlier today alongside the new policy for economic activities at PPN Phase 1 states.
The pilot project is currently under the purview of Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Nancy Shukri and is expected to be finalised after a series of discussions with related stakeholders in the near future. PM Muhyiddin has also noted in the announcement that the policy may be implemented in other locations especially those that have a good grasp over tourist movements.
The idea is rather simple: only fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to travel to Langkawi. That being said, this can only take place after at least 80% of the Langkawi population have been fully vaccinated according to recommendations by the Ministry of Health and health experts.
The domestic travel bubble is not exactly a new idea as it is something that had been implemented before back in March. Just that the Langkawi pilot project revolves around the idea of fully vaccinated individuals.
That being said though, the status of this plan might be in jeopardy at the moment given what has transpired within the country’s political scene this morning. Hence, It is likely that you might have to wait a little while longer to visit Langkawi even though you have been fully vaccinated.
(Source: Muhyiddin Yassin / Facebook.)