EASING OF RESTRICTIONS IN MALAYSIA A BOOST FOR MICE INDUSTRY

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The easing of restrictions for international travellers and business events in Malaysia will help boost the MICE industry and the country’s economic recovery, said Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).

From 1 May 2022, eased measures that will benefit international business events visitors include:

  • Covid-19 insurance is no longer a requirement to enter Malaysia
    Travellers exempt from taking pre- and post-departure tests (for fully vaccinated individuals aged 12 years and below)
  • Business events activities can be held without physical distancing
  • All economic sectors are allowed to operate

As Malaysia ramp up its reopening efforts in line with the nation’s transition towards an endemic phase, the easing of measures will benefit business events travellers and provide a seamless travel experience to Malaysia thus boosting visitorships.

“I would like to thank the Malaysian Government and both the Minister of Tourism and Minister of Health for this fantastic news. This strategic move which is in tandem with practices in many other countries will help in boosting our business events industry and subsequently helps with the recovery of our economy,” Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, Chief Executive Officer of MyCEB was quoted as saying on Travel Daily News Asia.

“With fully vaccinated travellers exempted from pre-departure and on- arrival tests as covid-19 insurance is no longer required and no social distancing. This relaxation will benefit business events travellers greatly to a seamless travel experience to Malaysia this will increase registration to their respective events.

“In capturing the new demands of Malaysia’s business events industry, it is critical to create a clear pathway to evolve our strategy for recovery and we believe this is where Malaysia is headed in the coming decade,” he concluded.