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Langkawi tourism test begins | The Star



LANGKAWI: After more than a year with hardly any tourists, Langkawi was brimming with domestic travellers on Malaysia Day yesterday.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the island’s travel bubble performance would be a benchmark for other local destinations to learn from.

Entry into Langkawi is only by sea and air, and authorities are ensuring only fully vaccinated tourists who have been screened for Covid-19 can set foot on the island.

“With a local population of 115,000 and almost 90% of them fully vaccinated, this will be the best place to measure the success of the scheme,” Nancy told a press conference here yesterday.

Expressing delight at the arrival of the first batch of tourists, she urged ever

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