According to Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri, the agreement reached among Indonesia and Malaysia on the Reciprocal Green Lane / Travel Corridor Arrangement (RGL/TCA) should revitalize the country's tourism and culture industry.
In thanking the Prime Minister Yassin Tan Sri Muhyiddin for his success in securing the contract with Indonesia, she said that that the Initiative has been part of a recovery plan established since July last year by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC).
"Alhamdulillah, this is good news and much awaited by MOTAC, she said in a statement.
MOTAC has been discussing the implementation of travel bubbles arrangements for neighboring countries during the COVID-19 situation, with the Health Ministry, Home Ministry and the Foreign Ministry Nancy said.
"However, its implementation is subject to bilateral discussions and considerations on health, immigration, data tracking, and ongoing monitoring by the relevant agencies in both countries," she said in a statement.
In addition, as Chairman of the Regional Commission for East Asia & the Pacific on the Global Tourism Crisis Committee of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Malaysia also expressed the need for transparency and standardization of standard operating procedures across borders for safe countries to facilitate travel, taking into account the views of health agencies.
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