Following the government’s announcement at the end of April that Malaysians are now allowed to travel interstate, but for one trip only, there has been much confusion among those who need to do so.
Travellers are urged to apply for this one-way movement via the Gerak Malaysia mobile app. Those without a smart phone will have to apply for the pass at the nearest police station. Nonetheless, priority is given to applicants who requested for permission via mobile app. Its primary reason is to facilitate the authorities to estimate traffic volume; avoid congestion, and ensure safe movement of vehicles.
Although the initial news mentioned that travelling would begin on 1st May, it was not possible. Thus, travelling was postponed to 7th until 10th May, state by state as stipulated in the above poster.
Apparently, those who have applied via Gerak Malaysia mobile app will not receive any confirmation of travel, but will be allowed to do so, on the specified date. Travelling by motorbike and express coach is also allowed beginning today.
Also, as advised earlier, motorists should plan their trip carefully, since they cannot leave their vehicles, except to answer nature’s call. There will be no food outlets open at North South Expressway (NSE) rest areas. Surau (prayer room for Muslims) are also inaccessible.
Travel safe, everybody. Make sure you are not a host to COVID-19!