MCO 3.0 Interstate Travel

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At this point, you’re probably lost with government announcements on MCO 3.0….

Though in general, interstate travel is not permitted, there are some leniencies given by the government where some exceptional cases will be considered and approved. We have compiled a list of approved interstate reasons, effective 6 May 2021 below.

You don’t need police permit for the following interstate travel reasons:

1. Work purposes

To show MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) letter from employer and any other relevant documents.

2. Essential services

Communication, utilities courier etc

3. Transportation industry

Public transport, food deliveries (with licence) etc

4. For Medical purposes

Vaccination, check-ups, health screening etc. To show appointment letters & relevant documents.

5. Education

To show an approval letter from KPM (Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia / Ministry of Education) and KPT (Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi / Ministry of Higher Education) for a teacher/ lecturer / educational provider who would need to travel to University / College/ School.

6. Back to University / College/ School

To show approval letter from KPM/ KPT/ IPT (Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi / Higher Educational Institutions) to the authorities, including traveling home for Hari Raya 2021

7. Return to residence after quarantine or isolation

To show authorities evidence that you have completed the mandatory quarantine/ isolation, including quarantine release letter.

8. International Examination

To show relevant authorities your examination slip or documents.

9. Job Interview

To show relevant authorities official interview invitation by employer

10.  Court Matters

To show relevant authorities with subpoena/ documents issued by the court

11.   Logistic and supply chain

Subject to vehicle registration license. 

But you do need police permit for the following:

1. Long distance married couple

To show IC of spouses, marriage certificate/ birth cert, letter from employer, letter from MITI etc.

2. Flights

To show flight tickets and relevant documents to back up reasons for travelling.

3. Move House

To show personal covid test report, JIMB approval for condominium, move-in time and restrictions with the condo,and movers’ covid test report (optional).

To apply for police permit:

You’ll need to pay a visit to your nearest police office and prepare 2 copies of documents stated below:

  1. IC/ Passport 
  2. Relevant documents 
  3. Interstate travel form 

Click here to download the Interstate travel form.

The overall process for submitting and getting approval should take you less than 5 minutes if you have all the documents handy. Make sure to adhere to the limit set by authorities on vehicle capacity (private car/ e-hailing max. 3 passengers, including driver) and to not travel unless needed to. 

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Effective as of 6th May 2021. Last Updated 12 May 2021.

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