If there's one thing Malaysians miss most, it's travelling. Whether we're discovering the hidden gems in Malaysia
or heading for a cherry blossom chase in Tokyo
, there's nothing that we dream more than exploring the world again. Now that the vaccine roll-out in Malaysia
has begun, we're starting to see glimmers of hope that leisure travel may be on the cards sooner than we think.
As reported by New Straits Times
, Malaysia's Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has shared that fully vaccinated Malaysians may be able to travel interstate and overseas soon. However, this may be allowed for Malaysians who have received the certificate of verification, as proof that the individual has been administered with a full dose of COVID-19 vaccine, depending on the types of vaccine.
As of April 2021, Malaysia has acquired five types of COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, and Sputnik V requires individuals to be administered with two doses of vaccine whereas CanSinoBio vaccine only requires a single dose.
According to New Straits Times
, the Malaysian government is currently in talks with several countries to allow this travel privilege for fully vaccinated Malaysians - and those destinations include Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, or Jakarta. For interstate travel in Malaysia, the government is discussing with the National Security Council to allow interstate district and interstate travel for Malaysians under the same condition.
We're definitely excited for these travel possibilities! While we wait for that day to arrive, check out these international destinations that are opening their borders to vaccinated travellers