Situated off the coast of Terengganu, Pulau Redang
is an island getaway that everyone dreams of escaping to. Clear waters, sandy beaches, gorgeous resorts
- what's not to love? Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, Pulau Redang has closed its borders to travellers. However, it looks like that's about to change as the Pulau Redang Outreach Vaccination programme has been picking up speed with vaccination rates. Joining other island destinations like Pulau Pangkor
and Pulau Tioman
, keep reading to find out where Pulau Redang is at with their plans to reopen.
When will Pulau Redang reopen for travel?Credit: Project NADA on Flickr
According to The Sun Daily
, a total of 517 people comprising of hotel operators, employees and boat drivers have received the first dose of vaccination on 31 July. Under the Pulau Redang Outreach Vaccination programme, Terengganu Tourism Department shared that this move is a step towards preparing the island to reopen to travellers. They expressed hope that the federal government will consider allowing inter-district travel for fully vaccinated people as it is essential in reviving Terengganu's tourism industry.
As we wait for more updates on Pulau Redang's reopening, let these articles inspire your future island getaway: