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Malaysia eyes allowing tourists from 10 nations next month: minister

Nancy Shukri says island haven Langkawi, Johor targeted for quarantine-free visits

Tourism Minister Nancy Shukri, right, says strict safety protocols would be in place for the reopening. (File photo by Wong Ying Xian and Reuters)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia is eyeing a trial border reopening for international tourists next month after a nearly two-year closure, Tourism Minister Nancy Shukri told Nikkei Asia in an exclusive interview.

Nancy said her ministry has proposed launching travel bubbles by mid-November that would allow visitors access to holiday haven Langkawi and pockets of the southern tip of Johor, which borders Singapore.

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