Dear Travellers, Travel & Media Partners,
In the wake of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), we would like to bring to your attention the latest updates on the travel situation in Malaysia:
On November 13, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in the Federal Territory of Labuan will be extended from November 14 until December 6. He clarified that the decision was made based on the advice and risk assessment by the Ministry of Health (MOH) as the cases of Covid-19 in the federal territory has yet to show a downward trend in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, to demonstrate that the government is committed to render assistance to the tourism industry players, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri had assured that RM200 million had been allocated as part of the Tourism Recovery Plan under Budget 2021 as tabled by the Finance Minister.
Amongst the initiatives planned under the Tourism Recovery Plan include discounts for tourist destinations, family holiday packages, arts and culture promotion, accommodation vouchers and “Meet in Malaysia” campaign. These are hoped to stimulate the local industry and ease the burden of the industry players, many of whom are struggling to find business as the Covid-19 pandemic threatened their livelihoods.
Malaysia continues to record a 4-digit figure of new cases of Covid-19. Yesterday, 1,210 new cases were reported, along with 1,018 cases of recoveries. While the number of cases continue to increase, our frontliners also strengthen their efforts in managing the spread and helping to boost the number of recoveries.