Tourism Ministry to present proposal on reopening travel to green zones

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  • Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020

Nancy Shukri Tourism min

KUALA LUMPUR: The proposal to reopen travel routes with green zone destinations abroad will be presented to the National Security Council next week, says Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister said they had been tasked to look into green zone destinations and would present their proposals and standard operating procedures (SOPs) when they were ready.

"It should be ready by the middle of next week for us to propose to the National Security Council.

"That is the status at the moment," she said during a press conference after the launch of the Cuti-Cuti Malaysia TV promotional campaign on Wednesday (Aug 26).

The campaign is one of Tourism Malaysia's initiatives to boost domestic tourism. Five promotional videos were produced, highlighting several tourism themes and products such as islands and beaches, diving and underwater activities, nature and adventure, as well as food.

The video will be broadcast on mainstream media and all social media platforms.

Nancy added that the ministry was in talks with ambassadors of other nations on reopening travel routes, adding that these countries were Japan and Singapore.

"This is going to be a continuous initiative," she said.

She also said they had been working on "travel bubbles" for green zone destinations in the past one to two months.

However, the plans could not proceed as several countries such Australia saw a re-emergence of the coronavirus.

"Looking at that, we can't just look at the country but also the destination," she said.

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