Covid-19: Those with two doses of vaccine may be allowed to travel freely, says PM

KUCHING: Malaysians who have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine may be allowed to travel freely between states and districts, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Prime Minister said the latest international research on the vaccine indicated that those who have been given two doses and a certificate could travel anywhere.

"There were earlier views that those who have been vaccinated may be protected from infection but could be a potential carrier of the virus. But now, it has been found that this is not true.

"I have discussed this in the NSC (National Security Council) meeting. We want to decide if this is the case, those who have received two doses can travel across states and districts.

"'Boleh ke sana ke sini' (go anywhere) without being stopped by the authorities," he said at a Shared Prosperity Vision town hall session here on Thursday (April 1).

Muhyiddin, who was responding to a question about vaccination, said the loosening was not an incentive but an encouragement for those who had been vaccinated and given a digital certificate.

He said it did not mean that the people could now start travelling to different states for a holiday.

"If you have not been vaccinated and do not have a digital certificate, then you cannot go. But if you have received two doses, then you can fly anywhere," he said.

Muhyiddin also indicated that international travel could soon be possible for those who had been vaccinated.

"We have started talks with several countries to allow our citizens who have received two doses with the certificate to travel," he said.

At present, interstate travel is still not allowed under the conditional and recovery movement control order (MCO).

The conditional MCO has been extended from March 30 to April 12 in Sarawak and from April 1 to 14 in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang and Kelantan.

Nine other states and Labuan remain under the recovery MCO from April 1 to 14.

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