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The government is yet to decide whether Malaysia was ready for a ‘travel bubble’ between us and our neighbors.
A travel bubble, as the name suggests, is basically an agreement between countries that have the Covid-19 pandemic contained, allowing for cross-border travel within the ‘bubble’.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said that a proposal for the travel buble has been pushed to the Economic Action Council and the government has not come to a final decision.
Although having a positive outlook on the idea and agreeing that it’s “definitely” time for a travel bubble in the region, the minister explained that Malaysia would first need to prepare and make the necessary arrangements with neighboring countries.
New Zealand and Australia tried to implement a travel bubble to jump-start their tourism industries, but the decision was put on hold as New Zealand recorded new imported cases of Covid-19.
In Asia, China was considering a travel bubble between Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and South Korea.
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