This would mean that operators can engage in activities such as home and hotel stays. However, zoos, museums, theme parks, and art galleries are still not allowed to operate.

The tourism sector in Malaysian state Terengganu will be allowed to operate effective 1 September 2021 (Wednesday), the Prime Minister Department (Jabatan Perdana Menteri) announced on 30 August (Monday). This means that tourist operators can resume business in resort islands such as Pulau Kapas in Marang, Pulau Redang in Kuala Nerus, Pulau Tenggol in Dungun - except for Tasik Kenyir (Kenyir Lake) in Hulu Terengganu.

"Actually the islands were opened earlier this month to individuals who are fully vaccinated. But activities such as snorkeling and diving are not allowed, so many operators chose not to operate," said State Tourism, Culture and Digital Technology Committee chairman Ariffin Deraman in a Bernama report.

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That said, with the reopening, Chairman Ariffin urged business owners and tourists to comply with rules and standard operating procedures (SOPs) set in the National Recovery Plan. He also reminded Malaysians that only domestic tourists who are fully-vaccinated (i.e. complete dosage) are allowed to engage in activities, as well as allowed to be on the premises.

It was also noted that while the tourism sector is reopening in Terengganu, zoos, museums, theme parks, and art galleries are still not allowed to operate.


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