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Interstate travel allowed for the fully vaccinated from Oct 11

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob says 90% of the adult population will have been vaccinated by then.

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Interstate travel will be permitted from tomorrow onwards, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced.

In a live address today, he said those who are fully vaccinated will no longer require approval from the police to cross state borders.

However, permission to cross state lines will not apply to areas under enhanced movement control order.

Ismail also urged the public not to be complacent about the flexibility given for interstate travel.

“If this matter is taken lightly, it is not impossible that Covid-19 infections will begin to increase once more,” he said.

“You are all frontliners now who will protect your families and communities from the transmission of Covid-19.”

He said those who wish to return to their hometowns to visit their parents should test themselves for the virus before beginning their journey.

“Those who experience symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing are advised to put off their trip for the time being,” he said.

Ismail also said no roadblocks would be mounted to monitor interstate travel although checkpoints for security purposes and to deter crime will continue.

“Random checks will be made by the authorities under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act (Act 342).”

Ismail also said the government had agreed to allow Malaysians who are fully vaccinated to travel overseas without applying for entry or exit permits through the immigration department’s MyTravelPass system.

However, travellers will still be required to undergo mandatory quarantine upon their return to the country.

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