(IP)- Malaysia has welcomed people vaccinated against COVID-19 after two years of strict travel bans.

Iran PressAsia: Malaysia fully reopened its borders on Friday. The country has maintained some of the tightest entry restrictions in the region to try to contain coronavirus outbreaks, with most foreign nationals barred from entry and returning Malaysians required to undergo quarantine.

The government has said that the reopening of borders marks the start of the country's transition to the endemic phase of COVID-19. Neighboring countries like Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand also drop most travel restrictions.

According to state media, Malaysia is expecting to attract two million tourists this year following the lifting of curbs, tourism minister Nancy Shukri said. 


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