Vehicles form a long queue to enter the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore early on April 1, 2022, before crossing the causeway to Malaysia’s southern Johor state, as both countries reopen its borders to all fully vaccinated travellers. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)
Vehicles form a long queue to enter the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore early on April 1, 2022, before crossing the causeway to Malaysia’s southern Johor state, as both countries reopen its borders to all fully vaccinated travellers. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)
Malaysia

Malaysia’s tourism sector stretched thin amid deluge of post-Covid travellers from Singapore, Indonesia, India and Europe

  • Nation reopened its borders on April 1, hoping for two million visitors this year; one million have already visited, with travel sector battling to cope
  • Some hotels are retraining employees to do other roles too, while seeking part-timers, waiting for foreign workers; meanwhile, fewer flights than pre-Covid days means fewer options – deterring some travellers

Vehicles form a long queue to enter the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore early on April 1, 2022, before crossing the causeway to Malaysia’s southern Johor state, as both countries reopen its borders to all fully vaccinated travellers. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)
Vehicles form a long queue to enter the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore early on April 1, 2022, before crossing the causeway to Malaysia’s southern Johor state, as both countries reopen its borders to all fully vaccinated travellers. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)
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