[ UPDATE 2/05/2020 23:00 ]: Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced that interstate travel will be allowed from 7 to 10 May 2020. The Royal Malaysian Police will provide more details at a later date.
[ UPDATE 26/04/2020 20:00 ]: Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob clarified that the government has not yet given the green light for the May 1-3 travel dates. Cabinet approval is required before interstate travel is allowed. Applicants can still apply through Gerak Malaysia. More details here.
During the movement control order (MCO), the Royal Malaysian Police granted a one-time permit to those currently in their hometowns to return to the city from May 1. However, those planning to travel must apply for permission and can do so through the Gerak Malaysia app.
Applicable only for home to city travel
As highlighted by the police, the permit will be issued to those who were stranded in their hometown before the implementation of the MCO and wish to return to their respective homes or workplaces in the city. back home Or travel from city to hometown is strictly not allowed During the MCO period.
Applications start today at 12:01 AM, April 26 to April 29, 2020.
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The easiest way to apply is through the Gerak Malaysia smartphone app. You can download the app from the link below:
iPhone – Apple App Store
android – google store
Huawei (no GMS) – Huawei AppGallery
For those who do not have access to a smartphone, written permission can be requested at the nearest police station. To avoid overcrowding, they must make an appointment by phone before going to the station.
The registration process is very simple. You only need to provide the following:
- Mobile Number Verification – Simply enter your mobile number and enter the 6-digit TAC sent to you via SMS.
- Describe your personal details such as full name, address, social security number and email. notes: This is your residential address in the city, not your current home location.
Gerak Malaysia is a contact tracing app that uses location data. During the registration process, you’ll need to give the app permission to access your phone’s GPS and location services. The information will help determine the applicant’s location, which will help police track population movements.
Apply for interstate travel authorization
Once registration is complete, the app will allow you to generate a QR code. To apply for interstate travel, you must click on the last option “Interstate Travel”. notes: Without final confirmation, your request will be recorded when you click the button. Don’t click it unless you plan to travel between states.
Police will provide further guidance and instructions on Wednesday following a travel request, April 29, 2020. If your application is approved, a QR code will be automatically generated.
As Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob highlighted, you may need to provide more travel details, including your final destination and the number of people traveling with you.
The app can also be used to generate QR codes for those who want to buy necessities (within a 10km radius), perform essential activities such as car or house repairs, seek medical treatment or emergencies such as the death of a family member.
Police are currently using the app for the application process for interstate travel. In the near future, the app’s QR codes could be used to set up roadblocks to speed up inspections, and in hospitals to help frontliners assign people to the correct queue based on risk level.
when can you travel
To ease the movement of people during this 3-day period, police have provided a timetable to manage interstate travel by location.
May 1, 2020 (Friday) – from Perak, Johor and Kelantan
May 2, 2020 (Saturday) – From Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Malacca and Pahang
May 3, 2020 (Sunday) – from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu
If your application is successful, you can only travel on the approved dates. Police will scan the Gerak Malaysia QR code at roadblocks. Below is the full press release from the Royal Malaysian Police.
[ UPDATE 26/04/2020 20:00 ]: As highlighted by the senior minister, the proposed travel dates of May 1-3 have not yet been approved by the government.
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