The government has allowed varsity students on campus to return home for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday.


Below are some frequently-asked-questions (FAQ) on the standard operating procedure.

Q: When are students allowed to head home and return to campus?

A: They can go home between May 7 and May 12, and return to their campus between May 15 and May 20.

Q: Who are allowed to go home?

A: Except for Sarawak and students from places under the enhanced movement control order (MCO), those who are in areas under the MCO, conditional MCO and recovery MCO are allowed to go home.

Q: Are students required to undergo a Covid-19 screening test upon returning to campus?

A: No. Only those who are travelling to Sabah need a swab test (RT-PCR or RTK-Ag) three days before travelling.

Q: What about the cost of the screening test?

A: All travelling cost including the screening test cost, will be borne by the student.

Q: Are all students allowed to return to campus after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday?

A: Only students who have gone home earlier or those identified by the higher learning institution, including those in the six categories who were previously allowed to undergo on-campus learning sessions are allowed to return to campus.

Q: How will the students be allowed to travel?

A: The respective varsities will coordinate and schedule the students’ departure in phases and issue them an exemption letter to travel interstate.

Q: Can student travel to and from Sabah and Labuan?

A: Yes, subject to the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the state government.

Q: How will students travel to and from home?

A: Only three modes of travel are allowed – personal or vehicles of parents, or buses arranged by the respective varsities. Students are not allowed to travel home on public transport, except on flights.

Q: Can parents travel interstate to pick up or drop off their children?

A: They need to present the exemption letter from their children’s higher learning institution and adhere to the SOP stipulated by the National Security Council.

Q: Can students drive home?

A: Yes. They can drive home with the exemption letter from their higher learning institution.

Q: Do parents need to apply for a permit to travel interstate with the police?

A: No. They can use the same exemption letter issued by their children’s higher learning institution to travel interstate when picking up or dropping off their children.

Q: Do students travelling from areas under the MCO need to undergo self-quarantine?

A: Students who head home to MCO areas in Kelantan need to observe home quarantine for six days. Those who return to campus from MCO areas need to undergo self-quarantine on campus.

Q: Can a student together with the family on-campus travel interstate during the holiday?

A: No. Only the student is allowed to go home.

Q: Can international students travel to visit friends in other districts or states?

A: No. Only local students are allowed home to visit their families.

Q: Can international students travel back to their home country during the festive holiday?

A: Yes. They can do so according to the SOP stipulated by the Malaysian government and that of the student’s country of origin.

Q: How much time is allowed for parents to pick up and drop off their children?

A: The maximum time allowed is two days from the approved date.

Q: Does this exemption apply to students in the six categories who were previously allowed to undergo hybrid learning sessions and living off-campus or nearby?

A: Yes. Students who live outside of or nearby campus can also go home and they have to adhere to the same SOP.

Q: What is the maximum number of parents or guardian during pick up or drop off?

A: Not more than two people, excluding the student.

Q: Are students undergoing industrial training allowed to go home?

A: Yes.

For more information, students can log on to, contact their respective institutions or the ministry at 03-8870 6777/6949/6623/6628.

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