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Indonesia, Malaysia to reopen borders for vaccinated travelers

Ismail Sabri expresses interest in Widodo's new capital city plan

A Malaysia Airlines crew member directs the first batch of tourists upon their arrival at the airport as Malaysia's Langkawi reopens to domestic tourists in September.    © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed on an air corridor for vaccinated travelers, the latest move by Southeast Asian nations to resurrect the tourism industry, their top leaders said on Wednesday.

The announcement came after Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yakoob met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the presidential palace in Bogor, on the outskirts of Jakarta, in his first overseas visit since becoming prime minister in August.

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