Health Minister: NSC yet to decide on relaxing travel rules for the vaccinated


PETALING JAYA: The National Security Council (NSC) has yet to decide on Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's proposal to allow Malaysians who have received two doses of tjhe Covid-19 vaccine to travel freely between states and districts, says Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

“We are still looking closely at the findings of the World Health Organisation and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the matter," said the Health Minister.

He told a press conference on Monday (April 5) that his ministry has not received enough evidence to show that it was safe to allow those who had received both doses of the vaccine to travel across states.

Dr Adham noted that the suggestion made by the Prime Minister was an incentive to encourage Malaysians to get vaccinated.

He said the NSC has agreed to make a decision on the proposal as soon as possible and is waiting for more feedback from the CDC.

Dr Adham noted that at present, medical frontliners who have been vaccinated have been travelling interstate for work.

He said so far, 287,737 medical frontliners have received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, 18,022 of whom were dentists and private sector doctors.

Dr Adham added that interstate travel for tourism is allowed in special travel bubbles between states under the recovery movement control order.

On April 1, Muhyiddin said Malaysians who have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine may be allowed to travel freely between states and districts, and that he had raised his suggestion to the NSC for its decision.

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