Dear Travellers, Travel & Media Partners,
In the wake of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), we would like to bring to your attention the latest updates on the travel situation in Malaysia:
Dear Friends of Malaysia,
As part of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), the government has begun easing some restrictions to allow a little flexibility to restart the economy. Many businesses are slowly starting to reopen their businesses with the condition that they abide by the SOPs as outlined by the Government.
With the CMCO, the Government has also given the greenlight for those who have been stranded at their hometowns prior to MCO to travel. Interstate one-way journeys are now permissible for those who wish to return to their homes between 7th to 10th May, subject to police approval. Applications to travel interstate are done via the Gerak Malaysia app, and travellers can travel to specific areas within the allocated days.
Aside from Gerak Malaysia, the Government has developed two other applications to aid with the detection and prevention of Covid-19. MySejahtera app is a one-stop app that allows users to get the latest information on the pandemic. Backed by National Security Council and the Ministry of Health, the app has a tracker to find Covid-19 hotspots and informs users the necessary steps to be taken if a person is infected by the virus.
MyTrace app on the other hand is a community-driven contract tracing application that aids MOH in managing the Covid-19 outbreaks. It uses the Bluetooth technology to measure and exchange proximity information whenever the app detects another nearby device with MyTrace. This enables the health authority to quickly identify close contacts in the cases of infection.
With all of these digital initiatives taken to complement the effort by our frontliners to stop the spread of Covid-19, we hope to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon.
Let us all do our part by following these simple steps: practise social distancing, frequently wash our hands, put on masks outside of our homes and avoid social gatherings.
Stay safe and healthy.