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).

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