As the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced about two weeks or so ago, today the 16th of September 2021, Langkawi island became the first tourist spot to be reopened within the country, after a 8-month lockdown.
Based on reports by FMT, AirAsia Malaysia's Chief Executive noted that since the PM's announcement, 200,000 seats to the island were sold out in less than a week.
“To facilitate this movement, we have prepared extensively and implemented robust and comprehensive health and safety protocols to ensure all our guests can travel safely, with our 100% vaccinated crew and frontliners", he said.
Still wary about the spread of Covid-19 - despite being fully vaxxed, yesterday (15th September 2021) Health Minister Khairy, announced that all who intend to travel to Langkawi, would need to do a swab test, 48 hours prior.
While many Malaysians may be excited to get the ball rolling on 'normal life', a few also plead for travelers to not throw caution to the wind.
So to all those vacationing, have fun, but more than that stay safe!