Whilst Hong Kong and China look like they will remain off the tourist map for some time, and even Japan only moving forwards slowly, Malaysia is pushing ahead with plans to make itself attractive to tourists this year.
From 1st May, all entry restrictions will be removed for fully vaccinated passengers. Children aged under 12 are exempt.
The only requirement will be to complete a pre-departure form.
Malaysia Airlines is currently flying 11 services per week from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur, with local connections possible. The full pre-covid schedule of 14 flights per week will resume from 30th June. British Airways no longer flies to Malaysia so this is your only option for a direct flight.
As a member of the oneworld alliance, you can earn and redeem Avios on Malaysia Airlines flights as well earn British Airways Executive Club tier points.
To celebrate, Rhys is heading down to Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines next week to see what this part of the country has to offer to tourists. Look out for his report.