Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) will be meeting with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture today to propose a plan to assist Chinese tourists from Wuhan and surrounding areas who are currently stuck in Malaysia and unable to return home.
Hubei Province, where Wuhan is the capital city, has been locked down by the Chinese government in an effort to control the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.
MITA president Uzaidi Udani told TTG Asia that during its EXCO meeting on Wednesday (January 29), members had raised concerns about these stranded tourists and expressed hopes to help them return home.
He said: “Many tourists have come on the Electronic Travel Registration & Information (eNTRI) visa, which is valid for 15 days. We want to be proactive and highlight to the Ministry foreseeable issues that could arise once the visa expires.”