Malaysia finally lifted sanctions on its border on 1st April 2022, effectively ending all travel restrictions into the country. Taking advantage of this new development, Tourism Malaysia has decided to launch its first roadshow to two major cities in Bangladesh from 2nd to 7th June 2022, after a two-year hiatus.
The roadshow kicks off in the city of Dhaka, followed by Chattrogram. The mission is headed by Mr. Syed Yahya Syed Othman, Senior Director of the Strategic Planning Division, Tourism Malaysia together with Malaysia’s tourism fraternity which consists of five (5) travel agents and two (2) health industry organisations.
Bangladesh continues to be one of Malaysia's top market sources, with 179,000 arrivals (+19.3 per cent) in 2019. Aside from instilling confidence in Bangladeshis to return to Malaysia, the roadshow aims to provide a platform for the industry community to bounce back and steer the tourism sector back to its former glory, if not better. "This is an excellent time to return to Bangladesh, and the timing of this roadshow is ideal. The resumption of scheduled international flights from Bangladesh coincides with Malaysia's reopening of its international borders," said Mr. Syed Yahya Syed Othman.
"We are thrilled and excited to welcome Bangladeshi tourists back on exciting, new value-driven, and action-packed itineraries to experience Malaysia’s best and latest. After two years, there is still so much to discover, especially with the newly opened outdoor theme park, Genting SkyWorld, the refurbished Sunway Resort in Kuala Lumpur, and a magnificent new attraction, the Merdeka 118, the world's second-tallest building. I am confident that these new attractions, in addition to our beautiful beaches, exhilarating mountains and jungles, and a plethora of activities, will make your trip memorable," he added.
Malaysia has opened its shores for quarantine-free travel on 1st April 2022 to welcome fully-vaccinated international travellers. Fully-vaccinated inbound travellers are no longer required to undergo pre-departure and on-arrival COVID-19 tests, including children aged 17 and below. Currently, Malaysia offers more than 3910 seats weekly between Dhaka and Malaysia through Malaysia Airlines, Batik Air, and AirAsia.