Malaysia launches “green travel bubble” scheme

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) has launched a “green travel bubble” to resuscitate the local tourism industry.
By: | November 25, 2020
Topics: Covid-19 | Malaysia | Mobility | News

This initiative comes in the wake of the closure of 204 tourism and hotel operators hard-hit by the pandemic, said Motac minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.

She said the “green travel bubble”, under the tourism recovery plan, has three main objectives: “First is to restore the people’s confidence to travel again, second is to revive the domestic tourism industry, and finally to maximise the available resources.” 

Vehicles travelling within the travel bubble cannot make any stop in or cross red zones without first obtaining permission from the police. 

All vehicles travelling within the domestic “green travel bubble” will be allowed to utilise their full seating capacity. Under the initiative, the three-per-car rule will be lifted, and private vehicles and tourist buses can carry passengers to their full capacity. 

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Tourists from green zones must show proof of their health status through MySejahtera profile application, details of their accommodation, tickets, travel itinerary or other documents required by the police. 

From last Sunday, Pahang, Perlis, Terengganu and Melaka have lifted the conditional movement control order (CMCO) along with most of Kedah, Johor and Sarawak, while Kelantan, Selangor, Penang, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Sabah and all federal territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan) will still observe CMCO, said Malay Mail.