The Sabah Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Environment are currently preparing to implement a travel bubble from green areas to the state in the near future.
This however would be dependent on the Covid-19 situation and until the state reaches the recovery movement control order (RMCO) stage according to a report in NST.
In addition, the effectiveness of vaccination is a key factor in opening up the international borders and implementing new travel and tourism activities according to the new norm.
In welcoming the government's decision to reopen the tourism and cultural sector in conditional MCO areas, Minister Jafry Ariffin urged tourism players and tourists to always be aware of their health and to comply with all standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Hence, appropriate preparation and readiness to comply with all the SOPs is a must at the tourist premises as Covid-19 will remain with us for an unpredictable time, and we need to continue to practise the new normal
At the moment; tourism activities and premises allowed to open with 50 per cent of the premises' capacity are zoos, aquaria, edutainment centres, natural parks, extreme sports centres, recreational sports, and farm visits.
Others are libraries, museums, art galleries, cultural performance halls, family entertainment centres and outdoor theme parks as announce by Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Yaakob recently.