In the latest updates on the standard operation procedure (SOP) in the country, the government has agreed to allow vacations and holidays without the need to obtain permission from the police with the condition that the holiday location is in a green zone area.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that 4 types of travels will be allowed with the condition that the state is not currently observing CMCO or Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO).
First, residents in green zone districts are allowed to travel interstate without needing permission from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM). Example: if you are from Muar (district) you are allowed to travel to any state marked as green zones.
Second, residents in states marked as green zones will be allowed to travel interstate without needing permission from PDRM. Example: travellers from Perlis (state) are allowed to travel to Perak for holiday.
Third, residents from green zone areas are allowed to travel through red zone states but must first receive permission from PDRM to do so. Example: if you’re travelling from Johor (state) to Perak (state) and you can’t avoid travelling through Negeri Sembilan (red zone) then you will need permission from PDRM.
Fourth, residents are allowed to travel to a district marked as a green zone within a red zone state but, again, they must first obtain permission from PDRM before travelling.
Example: travellers from Pahang (green zone state) will need permission to travel to Sabak Bernam (green zone district) in Selangor (red zone state).
So, how to find out if your area is a green zone? The National Security Council (MKN) advice all travellers to check their MySejahtera apps to find out if the area is a green zone or a red zone before travelling.
Ismail Sabri further added that if you are from a green zone, there are no restrictions and you are free to travel. But if you are travelling back from Sabah, you will have to observe a 14-day quarantine period.
Meanwhile, for those returning from areas observing CMCO or TEMCO, they are only required to do an RTK-antigen test.
Source: Harian Metro