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Malaysia poised to 'completely' reopen borders from March

Eyeing economy, task force advises quarantine-free entry for vaccinated tourists

Malaysia Airlines planes parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in 2020: The country is getting ready to welcome back tourists.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia is poised to open its international borders to all vaccinated travelers next month, with no quarantine restrictions, after a high-powered task force recommended the move on Tuesday.

The national recovery council will advise Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob to "completely" reopen the border as early as March 1 to help spur the economy, former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, the council's chairman, told reporters. The final decision must be made by the cabinet.

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