People dine at a restaurant following social distancing measures on September 13 as Langkawi prepared to open to domestic tourists in Malaysia from September 16. Photo: Reuters
People dine at a restaurant following social distancing measures on September 13 as Langkawi prepared to open to domestic tourists in Malaysia from September 16. Photo: Reuters
Vijay Verghese
Opinion

Opinion

Vijay Verghese

Pandemic’s persistence means carefree holidays abroad won’t be returning any time soon

  • We are being slowly but surely shoehorned into a highly restrictive travel regime that will become institutionalised, just like after the September 11 attacks
  • The rediscovery of home has its own rewards as those who go abroad will face increasingly tedious procedures, higher costs and long quarantines

People dine at a restaurant following social distancing measures on September 13 as Langkawi prepared to open to domestic tourists in Malaysia from September 16. Photo: Reuters
People dine at a restaurant following social distancing measures on September 13 as Langkawi prepared to open to domestic tourists in Malaysia from September 16. Photo: Reuters
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