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Malaysia to reopen its borders to international visitors by 1 January 2022

The decision was still being detailed by health agencies
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Malaysia Airlines planes are seen parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sepang, Malaysia October 6, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

According to a statement by a government advisory council on 11th November, Malaysia is expected to reopen its borders to international visitors latest by 1st January 2022.

“Taking into account the good vaccination level of the country, today the NRC has decided that the country’s borders should be opened to international visitors by Jan 1, 2022”

National Recovery Council Chairman, Muhyiddin Yassin

According to government statistics, Malaysia currently has a vaccinated population of over 75%, with a total population of 32 million people.

Since the country began its nationwide vaccination program, infection rates have slowed down rapidly with life gradually returning to normalcy.

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At present, booster-shots are now being administered to a small segment of the population, as the nationwide program continues to inoculate the remaining 25%.

While plans to reopen country’s borders are currently being detailed, no firm date has been announced as of yet, other than the deadline being 1st January 2022.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.