Nearly two years after a rushed and economically painful closure, Malaysia plans to reopen its borders to international travelers on December 1.
Once the vaccination rate of Malaysian adults reaches 90%, the Prime Minister will permit international travelers to enter the country. Epidemiologists estimate this will happen by December 1.
First, the country will ease restrictions on travel within Malaysia’s states. If the domestic reopening goes off without a hitch and the vaccination rate reaches the target goal, travelers from around the world will return to this tropical paradise.
Authorities opened Langkawi to domestic travelers in September. Travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test within 48 hours of departure.
Epidemiologists and economists express cautious enthusiasm about the return of international travelers.