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Interstate Travel For Tourism Between RMCO States Is Now Allowed

In an effort to boost our country’s tourism industry, the government will be allowing domestic tourism travel between recovery MCO (RMCO) states starting today (March 10).

According to Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the interstate travel for tourism is only allowed for tourism agencies and tour vehicles that are registered with the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry. In other words, if you’re planning to travel with your personal vehicle, it’s a no go because the use of privately-owned vehicles makes it difficult for the police to monitor movement.

All hotel accommodation and tourism activities must all be arranged in advance to be declared during the police approval process. This means no impromptu road trip or spontaneous holiday will be allowed.

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Tour agency operators are responsible for obtaining the police approval for interstate travel on behalf of their customers, that includes presenting the names of tour members during the application process for police permission.

Ismail Sabri added that tour groups are allowed to travel from one RMCO state to another through a travel route that crosses a conditional MCO (CMCO) state, but they will not be allowed to make any stops. “For example, those from Putrajaya wanting to go to Melaka, are allowed to travel through Negeri Sembilan (CMCO state) without making any stops,” he said.

As of now, seven states in Malaysia are placed under RMCO, namely Perlis, Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, Sabah, as well as Putrajaya and Labuan.

Joining these states will be Langkawi, as the island was just placed under RMCO from CMCO starting today, so Malaysians will also be able to travel there under the domestic tourism travel bubble restrictions.

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