Type of Intervention: Advisory, Guidance
Sectors Involved: Tourism
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Allowing domestic travel; Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) and the government
Overview: Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) will be working closely with the government to implement safe post-Covid-19 domestic travel plans. Safe standard operating procedures (SOP) for travel must be put in place for travelers, with a strict ban on those showing any symptoms of the virus.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2020/06/09/call-for-more-resolute-steps
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Evidence/Justification: Checking of body temperatures and providing the public hand sanitizers are good measures but these are not enough. More needs to be done to help the tourism industry recover. Therefore, MATTA will be working with the government to provide more measures to keep the citizens safe.