Putrajaya is mulling reopening the country's borders to revive the tourism sector.

This, however, will be done after a thorough assessment is done by the Health Ministry, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has said.

"If we are still adamant on shutting off (borders), it will impact our tourism, which still remains largely closed.

"Although we have allowed domestic tourism, tourists are not yet allowed to enter the country," Astro Awani quoted the premier saying during his speech at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in Putrajaya earlier today.

Ismail noted that other countries have also their loosened their restrictions to allow in tourists.

Meanwhile, Ismail expressed confidence that the country has surpassed the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, courtesy of the high vaccination rate.

"We are one of the best countries in vaccinating its population against COVID-19.

"More than 98 of our population have received two doses (of the vaccine) and now we are administering booster shots," he said, adding that with such rate of vaccination, the country would no longer face economic shutdown or movement restrictions.

Source: Astro Awani
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