Malaysia sets re-opening date

Malaysia sets re-opening date

Malaysia will finally re-open its borders to international travellers from 1 April, the government announced.

This will make it the first time in two years that foreign tourists can visit the south-east Asian destination.

There will be no quarantine required for fully vaccinated arrivals, however, they will have to present a negative PCR result from a test taken within 48 hours of departure, plus a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arriving in Malaysia.

Travellers must also complete a pre-departure travel form, however, they are no longer required to apply for a MyTravelPass permit.

Malaysia Airline’s UK and Europe regional director, Daniel Bainbridge, said he’s excited that the country is opening to tourists once again.

“We are thrilled to hear we now have an official date for the full reopening of Malaysia’s borders across all its destinations, which has been long-awaited by all,” Bainbridge said.

“As the only airline to fly non-stop from London to Kuala Lumpur, we look forward to welcoming passengers onboard and helping them discover the diverse flora and fauna, glorious beaches, tantalising cuisines and vibrant cities of Malaysia.

“We have been preparing for this significant milestone for a long time and have already increased our flight capacity to provide better connections across Malaysia and onwards to south-east Asia and Australasia.”

Malaysia joins a series of other south-east Asian countries re-opening their borders to the world.

Thailand has resumed it’s ‘Test & Go’ quarantine waiver, the Philippines opened its doors to vaccinated travellers on 10 February, Bali welcomed it’s first Aussie arrivals in two years as of yesterday, and Vietnams border re-opened today.

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