Malaysia has reintroduced the option of visa on arrival for Indian travelers. The move is being seen as a move to attract more and more tourists from India.

The Southeast nation is also gearing up to relax all mandatory COVID exemptions to facilitate travel of international tourists.

Not only will the COVID restrictions be eased, but e-visas will also be issued within a few days. Malaysia is now on a path to revive its tourism industry and therefore a delegation representing Tourism Malaysia is also in India to promote the country's travel.

The country has already lifted all travel restrictions from April 1 and said they now have around 76 flights a week from India to Malaysia, of which 59 are from South India.

Bengaluru is an important destination from which travelers come, and while visa on arrival remained suspended due to the pandemic, it is set to resume in two months. Meanwhile, e-Visa mainly for tourists will be processed in 2-3 working days.

Malaysia has announced a easing of mandatory virus tests on fully vaccinated travelers arriving from May 1. Until now, the discount was only availed by Singapore visitors. In addition, the country has also lifted other restrictions, including social distancing, while facemasks are optional and not mandatory in public places.


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