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You Can Now Travel Between RMCO States For Tourism Purposes, But Strict SOPs Apply

No driving your own cars


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You Can Now Travel Between RMCO States For Tourism Purposes, But Strict SOPs Apply
Miss traveling or going for a break somewhere nice?

If you're lucky enough to be living in a state under the Recovery Movement Control (RMCO) such as Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, Sabah, Putrajaya, Labuan, and Perlis, you can now travel between these states for tourism purposes. 

However, don't get too excited and start planning your balik kampung trips instead because you are not allowed to travel using private vehicles. 

Strictly to help local tourism



Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, during his daily press conference, said that travel between RMCO states for tourism purposes will be allowed beginning 10 March 2021. 

However, you will have to engage tour agencies registered with Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) who will arrange the trips and use their own vehicles to facilitate your holidays. 

The agencies will have to be the ones to get permission from the police to cross state borders. Private vehicles will not be allowed to cross state borders.

“Travel for tourism purposes using private vehicles is not allowed. This is because police will have a difficult time to monitor movements compared to using transport provided by tour companies, ” he said.

You can only travel in buses.
He also said that those traveling from one RMCO state to another will not be allowed to make a stop at a state that is not under RMCO as well. 

For example, those traveling from Putrajaya to Melaka will have to make the trip without stopping in Negeri Sembilan. 

Guess if you have to pee, you'll just have to hold it in till you reach the next state! 

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