Indonesia, Malaysia to start work on travel corridor

2021.10.20 14:42:24

People wearing protective masks cross a street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia December 17, 2020. (REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng)이미지 확대

People wearing protective masks cross a street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia December 17, 2020. (REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng)

Indonesia and Malaysia will start a travel corridor between the two nations and finalise maritime borders in accordance with international law, Indonesia`s Foreign Minister said on Monday after a meeting with her Malaysian counterpart. Retno LP Marsudi also said Southeast Asian countries would continue to offer Myanmar humanitarian help, despite the lack of cooperation by its ruling military in committing to a peace roadma, she was quoted by Reuters. Last week, the Indonesian government decided to reopen Bali to foreign tourists after 18 months of pandemic hiatus. The decision was made after a sharp fall in coronavirus cases since July, when Indonesia was Asia`s COVID-19 epicentre. Details about the reopening have been patchy and Indonesia only identified 19 eligible countries late on Wednesday. Those include China, India, Japan, South Korea and several European and Gulf countries.

In Malaysia, with the outbreak gradually easing, Langkawi, one of tropical Malaysia`s premier holiday destinations, has been chosen for a pilot project to reopen the sector to domestic tourists. The island began welcoming visitors in mid-September, with water cannons firing over the first plane to land at its airport.

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