In this issue, we look at how Malaysia is edging closer to the endemic stage of the pandemic. Declaring COVID-19 endemic would mean the country and the rest of the world would learn to adapt and live with the virus without the need for harsh social and travel restrictions. Anticipating such a decision, Malaysia is already moving into a transitional phase and making efforts to rebuild its healthcare travel industry, an economic sector that was flourishing before the pandemic broke out.
issue 59, Apr 2022
As part of the transitional phase, Malaysia will open its borders to international travellers, an important move to revive healthcare travel. The government agency promoting the industry will also deploy a comprehensive strategic plan to attract back the millions of overseas patients who visited Malaysia pre-pandemic. In an interview with the CEO of the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, we delve into the details of that plan.