As the nation move past 90% vaccination rate for the Malaysian adult population, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced that interstate travels will now be allowed for those who are fully-vaccinated, starting from tomorrow (11 October 2021).
With state borders now completely unrestricted, the prime minister also adds that tourism activities within the country will be permitted starting tomorrow.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said in a press conference last week that all interstate road blocks will be completely removed as soon as interstate travels are permitted, as it would be “impractical” to screen every vehicle.
However, he reminds that existing SOPs for non-vaccinated individuals will still be in place nationwide. “We won’t have roadblocks, but if [the unvaccinated] go back [to their hometown] or cross borders and try to dine in at a restaurant, they won’t be allowed to do so.”
The Prime Minister also reiterated today that actions can and will be taken against those who breach the SOPs in place; there will be random checks against those unvaccinated at public premises.
Additionally, if you are planning to travel back to your hometown any time soon, the Ministry of Health also advises to perform a RTK saliva antigen selft test first before embarking on your journey. The test kits are available to purchase at pharmacies nationwide at a controlled ceiling price of RM19.90 each.
Aside from interstate travels, the Prime Minister also announced that fully-vaccinated individuals can now travel overseas without the need to apply for a travel pass.