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  • Writer's pictureTania Wee

Malaysia-Indonesia Travel Bubble A Go

Within a year, fingers crossed we will be flolicking on the sandy beach of Bali once more with this latest development between Malaysia and our neighbour Indonesia.

Malaysia has been given the green-light by Indonesia over a Reciprocal Green Lane/Travel Corridor Arrangement (RGL/TCA) travel bubble between both nations. The travel bubble initiative is one of the Tourism, Arts and Culture ministry's recovery plans formulated last July as part of the measures to revitalise the sector.

The ministry has held discussions with the Health Ministry; Home Ministry and Foreign Affairs Ministry to explore opportunities by creating travel bubbles with neighbouring countries such as Brunei; Singapore and Thailand or Asean countries and Asia Pacific countries such as Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand which have been identified as safe by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

"Its implementation, however, is subject to bilateral discussions and considerations based on the aspects of health, immigration, data tracking, and ongoing monitoring by relevant agencies in both countries," Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said in a statement today. Malaysia had also proposed for transparency and standardisation of cross-border Standard Operating Procedure issued by safe countries to ease travelling and includes taking into account views from the health agencies of each respective countries.

Source: New Straits Times

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