Malaysia had finally lifted sanctions on its border from April 1, 2022, marking the end of travelling restrictions into the country. Leveraging this new development, Tourism Malaysia yesterday organised a destination briefing session for members of Travel Agents Associations of India (TAAI) in Goa.
India remains and has been one of the top market sources for Malaysia and has contributed 735,309 arrivals (+22 per cent) in 2019. Apart from its objective to instill confidence among Goans to feel safe to visit Malaysia once again, the briefing session aims to provide a platform for the travel industry community to bounce back and steer the tourism sector back to its former glory.
Mohd Hafiz Hashim, Director, Tourism Malaysia Mumbai said, “We are thrilled and enthusiastic to welcome Indian travellers back on exciting, new value-driven and action-packed itineraries to witness the best and latest of what Malaysia has to offer. There is so much to explore after two years, especially with the newly opened outdoor theme park, Genting SkyWorld and a magnificent new attraction, the Merdeka 118, the world’s second tallest building, the natural phenomenon – SkyMirror. I am sure these new attractions along with our beautiful beaches, exhilarating mountains and jungles with a plethora of activities will make people from Goa trip a memorable one.”
Malaysia has opened its shores for quarantine-free travel from April 1, 2022, to welcome fully-vaccinated international travellers. The entry procedure does not require any RT-PCR. Currently, Malaysia eVISA can be applied online and a Visa-on-Arrival facility is available for Indians who wish to visit Malaysia via Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei.