The Malaysian state of Sarawak is aiming to reopen for tourism and business events in 4Q2021, with the state well on its way to getting most of its population inoculated.
Currently, Sarawak is in phase two of its four-phase recovery roadmap, where domestic tourism activities will be allowed once the state enters phase three.
Sarawak’s minister of tourism, arts and culture, Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, said in a press release: “We anticipate entering phase three by the end of August where we aim to restart tourism and business events in Sarawak by the fourth quarter this year.”
Currently, Sarawak holds the highest record in Malaysia with 71.4 per cent of its adult population having been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 31 per cent of the adult population has completed both doses.
Recently, more than 2,000 of the state’s tourism and business events industry frontliners received their vaccination as part of the Industrial Covid-19 Vaccination Programme held at the Association of Churches Sarawak in Kuching from July 15 to 18, 2021.
Amelia Roziman, CEO at Business Events Sarawak, said: “The business events industry is finally one step closer to restarting. We are 70 per cent in delivering our state recovery plan for business events with updated Standard Operating Procedures and improved incentivised packages, alongside creative marketing and promotional materials to ensure the success of events held in Sarawak.”