Putrajaya may soon reopen the country's borders to fully vaccinated tourists from certain countries, without subjecting them to the mandatory quarantine.

"This is to stimulate the country's economy, especially the tourism sector. However, the matter will be finalised soon," National Recovery Council chairman Muhyiddin Yassin told reporters after chairing a council meeting today, reported Free Malaysia Today (FMT).

According to Muhyiddin, the initiative is through the mutual recognition vaccinae certificate as implemented in other countries.

He said the decision to allow vaccinated foreigners into the country was made after considering the downward trend of faily COVID-19 cases and the high vaccination rates, especially among the adults.

This comes following Putrajaya's decision to reopen state borders earlier this week, after the country reached its 90 per cent adult vaccination target.

Today, 7,420 new COVID-19 were recorded, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2.37 million.

As of yesterday, 27,681 people have died from COVID-19, in the country.

The global coronavirus infection and death tally has surpassed 240 million, and 4.89 million, respectively.

Source: FMT
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