The wish of members of the public to travel interstate after being confined at home for a long period of time may be fulfilled as the government may take the matter into consideration with conditions.
The government is likely to give the green light as permission to cross-state is vital as a measure to revive the country’s tourism industry which has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac), Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said her party is in discussions with various parties for that purpose.
According to her, an announcement on the outcome of the discussion will be made in the near future.
“When interstate travel is open, people from other states can enter. The ministry has listed the names of the destinations.
“Not only the islands, it also includes land areas such as Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Fraser Hill and other destinations,” she said at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.
She was replying to the additional question from Muda Member of Parliament, Syed Saddiq on the tourism bubble in destinations other than Langkawi.
Nancy, in a statement in August, stressed that the opening of the domestic tourism sector in stages according to phases could be the light for tourism industry players in line with the Tourism Recovery Plan, which was outlined by Motac.
At the same time, the Motac statement explained that the relaxation to some extent will give a boost to all parties involved to revitalize the tourism, arts and culture sector in the country.