PETALING JAYA: Interstate travel and tourism activities will be allowed to resume when the vaccination rate for adults reaches 90%, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
"Tourism centres, areas and islands will be allowed to operate again and interstate travel permitted on the condition that 90% of the adults in the country have been vaccinated, based on data and analysis by the Health Ministry," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 22).
The statement came shortly after the decision was made at a Special Committee on Pandemic Management meeting.
Ismail Yaakob said businesses will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity provided that the employer and all employees are fully vaccinated.
He also said foreigners arriving at the international gateway will have to bear the cost of the RT-PCR test for Covid-19 while it's free for Malaysian citizens.
"The government hopes that the easing of these restrictions will be fully utilised by the people with full discipline and a sense of responsibility.
"Adhere to the SOP, wear a face mask, practise physical distancing, and always maintain personal hygiene and safety," he added.
On Tuesday (Sept 21), the Prime Minister announced that 80% of the country's adult population had been fully vaccinated.