MATTA calls for a gradual reopening in Malaysia

Sunday, 20 Feb, 2022 0

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) warns Malaysia will miss out on the tourism recovery as ASEAN neighbours start opening up again.

MATTA calls for a gradual reopening by starting with allowing fully vaccinated travellers from across Southeast Asia. MATTA President, Tan Kok Liang, says inbound tourism from ASEAN countries makes up 70% of all foreign arrivals.

“To make sure the reopening of borders will not affect our Covid-19 prevention measures, we can carry out risk evaluation and reciprocate with countries that low risk,” MATTA said.

 

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