As the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) said that the authorised interstate travel is only permitted for weekday journeys (Monday to Thursday) and is not applicable for weekend trips unless in the event of an emergency, death in the family, or long-distance married couples.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani has warned Malaysians that interstate travel for social events such as wedding ceremonies, birthday functions, travel, visitation and other leisurely events are strictly prohibited. 

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“Interstate travels for social events remain prohibited until after the Aidilfitri festive season,” he said.

Acryl Sani has mentioned that officers will be dispatched to all locations to detect non-compliance with standard operating procedures (SOP) at Ramadan Bazaars and night markets throughout the country.

Interstate travel will now be permitted only under the following circumstances: 

  • Work-related 
  • Medical reasons
  • Emergency & Death (immediate family members only)
  • Long-distance married couples

PDRM has also posted the travel permit form on their official Facebook page that Malaysians would need to have in order to travel in 

Listed below are the steps one needs to follow for interstate travel:

  • Download the MCO or CMCO travel permit form the PDRM’s official website or social media accounts. 
  • Complete two (2) copies of the forms. 
  • Obtain approval from the police station by submitting two of the completed forms.

More updates to follow!