Malaysia Reopens Interstate and International Travel

Malaysia has restarted interstate and overseas travel after reaching the 90 percent vaccination rate for its adult population.

” Accordingly, the government has agreed to allow (those) who have been fully vaccinated to travel interstate without having to apply for police permission from tomorrow, Monday, Oct 11,” announced  Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

As for interstate travel, Ismail Sabri said there will be no more police roadblocks but random checks at rest and relax (RnR) pitstops along highways would still be conducted.

Ismail Sabri added that fully vaccinated Malaysian citizens will now be permitted to travel abroad but would still be subjected to quarantine measures once they return home.

Malaysia has imposed a nationwide lockdown back in January during the onset of the Delta pandemic. 

“This is important in helping the country’s economy reopen as well as to prepare to live in an endemic phase. If this issue is taken lightly, it’s not impossible that the spread of COVID-19 will increase again,” said Ismail Sabri. 


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