By Nurin Najmina Zaidi
GOMBAK, 11 October 2021: The interstate travel ban that had been going on for a long time has finally be lifted by the Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob effective on Monday (11 October).
As the national vaccination rate for adults reaches 90 percent, the government decided to allow interstate travel for the public without requiring to get permission from the police.
However, the interstate travel are only allowed to those who have completed two dose of vaccination.
In spite of that, the public are also not allowed to cross state if the area is still declared as enhanced movement control order (EMCO).
The Prime Minister also urged the public to adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as actions will be taken to those who breach the said SOPs.
“Although, no road block will be held once the ban had been lifted, there will be random inspections by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) against those who are unvaccinated in a public place such as the rest area to ensure the safety of the public,” he emphasised.
“We are also responsible to make sure our families are safe. Therefore, even though it is not mandatory to do screening, it is advisable to do self test before travelling,” said Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri.
In addition, Malaysians can also travel overseas only for those who have completed two dose of vaccination without having to apply MyTravel pass. Nonetheless, 14 days quarantine is still required.
The public are also advised to go through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for three days before flights and also upon landing Malaysia International airports.***