How SARS impacted tourism

PETALING JAYA: While the full impact of the recent novel coronavirus outbreak on Malaysia’s tourism industry has yet to be seen, history offers some clues as the country has faced a somewhat similar situation before.

In 2003, Malaysia imposed a week-long travel restriction on travellers from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, as well as Vietnam, among others, following the outbreak of another coronavirus – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Umno Youth claims to have evidence of a rice 'cartel'
NZ's Kiro, Queen visit KL Craft Complex
Unity govt to continue empowering Felda, settlers, says PM
Gov't doing its best to tackle rice issue, says PM
Two sisters fear drowned in Keningau
Stay vigilant of the haze situation, advises Zahid
Woman driving against traffic hit a car in Penang, both drivers injured
MOH on alert for emergence of Disease X in Malaysia
Cheras cops detain eight suspects involved in pre-dawn fight
Over 1,600 arrested in Perak for illegal gambling this year

Air Pollutant Index

Highest API Readings

    Select State and Location to view the latest API reading

    Source: Department of Environment, Malaysia

    Others Also Read