Malaysia is finally in the recovery stage from Covid-19 and with the number of daily cases starting to decrease and our number of recoveries increasing again, that means certain rules will be loosen up.
On the 2nd of March, senior minister of Security Custer, Ismail Sabri Yaakob had announced that the government will be lifting the interdistrict travel ban.
But don’t jump the gun too fast! Do note that the interdistrict travel ban will only be lifted from 5th March onwards. This will be applicable to all states except for Sabah as their state government had decided to extend the restriction for an additional 2 weeks. Interstate travel however is still prohibited and would require a letter from the police if you were to do so.
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Wait, if interstate is allowed, what about travelling between Selangor and Kuala Lumpur?
Don’t worry, Ismail Sabri has clarified that the public will be able to travel between the two states as it’s borders are in very close proximities to one another.
“As implemented during the first MCO, Selangor, KL and Putrajaya are considered a single zone. As such, travel between Selangor and KL is allowed,” he said.
“However, travel into Putrajaya is restricted as it is under the RMCO this is to protect Putrajaya. From KL and Selangor, police permission is needed to enter Putrajaya except for workers with employers’ letters.”
Ismail Sabri has also briefed that Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Kelantan and Kedah will be designate as the CMCO zones from the 5th to 18th March 2021.
For the other states such as Putrajaya, Labuan, Sabah, Terengganu, Pahang and Melaka will be placed in the Recovery MCO (RMCO) such as Perlis.
Although we are now able to cross districts and go to KL with no issues, it is still better to be safe than sorry as anyone cans till catch Covid-19. But at least we can now visit our family members from other districts easily.
Also, since we can interdistrict, that means we’ll be stuck in traffic in KL/Selangor again :’)
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How do you feel about the lift in interdistrict travel? Let us know in the comments!