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Langkawi island will attract international tourists next month: Langkawi Development Authority

Following the successful completion of Langkawi’s domestic tourism bubble yesterday, the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) is shifting its focus to luring back foreign tourists.

80,894 fully vaccinated domestic tourists visited the island resort in the past month, spending RM33 million.

“We are working on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) with the tourism and health authorities,” said Nasaruddin Abdul Muttalib, Lada’s chief operating officer, after presenting aid to food delivery provider Tapaw on behalf of Lada.

For those who are fully vaccinated, he mentioned that they should stay in Langkawi for at least five days before taking the PCR Covid-19 test, which allows them to travel to the rest of Malaysia.

He does not expect these visitors to be quarantined unless they test positive for Covid19.

There will be a consultation between Lada and their foreign counterparts about opportunities to attract visitors; among which, short stay packages will be offered and strict SOPs to prevent infection will be implemented.

The Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) has also signed collaboration agreements with eight private clinics and hospitals in Perlis, Kedah, and Penang to treat tourists who fall ill on Langkawi.

Khairy Jamaluddin, the Health Minister, announced on Tuesday that there would be no compulsory Covid-19 screening for visitors to Langkawi.

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