As life in Malaysia attempts to go back to the new norm, it was announced that the tourism sector would be reopening again, with Langkawi island being the first on the list. Read here.
Following that, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, stated that all those who intend to go to Langkawi (by land), would need travel papers if and when met with roadblocks.
Taking to Twitter today, he further announced that all tourists would also need to do a Covid-19 swab test, 48 hours prior to travelling. This step is to ensure that the spread of Covid-19 and it's effects are curbed best as possible.
Travelers are to take a Covid-19 detection test (RT-PCR or RTK-Antigent) at any health facility or private laboratory 48 hours before their departure. The test results must then be brought along with them.
Projek rintis Pelancongan Gelembung Langkawi perlu dilaksanakan dengan berhati-hati. Oleh itu setiap pelancong yang akan bercuti ke Langkawi bermula 16 Sep wajib menjalani ujian pengesanan COVID-19 sebelum berlepas. pic.twitter.com/rjPRZZZDml— Khairy Jamaluddin (@Khairykj) September 15, 2021
If not, one may also opt to purchase and bring a saliva test kit to screening areas in airports or ferry terminals, and be tested there.