In the final 24 hours, the country reported 22,642 new COVID-19 cases bringing its total tally to greater than 1.6 million because the pandemic began. “The primary concern I see among the many tourists is a lack of social distancing, particularly on inbound flights to Langkawi,” said Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who represents Langkawi in parliament. Malaysia and Singapore will launch a two-way quarantine-free lane for totally vaccinated residents starting Nov. 29, both nations announced on Monday. On Nov. 15, the resort island of Langkawi reopened with out quarantine to a limited variety of travelers from chosen international locations. For now, passengers touring directly from or passing through African nations the place Omicron instances have been detected are barred from getting into the country. Foreign tourists can journey to Langkawi through Langkawi International Tourism Bubble .