The government is currently considering allowing interstate travel, but this would be based on the Covid-19 zone classification of the areas where the journey begins and finishes according to Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
On Thursday (March 4), the Senior Minister (Security) said, the possibility of lifting the interstate travel banned was being discussed, but there were many issues to resolve.
The minister also provide a concrete scenario.
Scenario 1 : Travelling to two RMCO status region such as Terengganu to Pahang. Both are under RMCO, but it is possible to be allowed.
Scenario 2 : Travelling from Putrajaya (RMCO) to Melaka for example. This is possible, but the problem is the traveller will drive across Negeri Sembilan (CMCO), who can assure that all the traveller doesn't make a stop?
Hence, the authorities would need to study the issue carefully before making a decision.
On the other hand, those entering Sabah for work or other matters with permission from the police will need to undergo a swab test three days before their journey and individuals who test negative and don't show symptoms will be allowed in and need not undergo quarantine.
For Sarawak, you are able to enter subject to police permission AND need to undergo a swab test three days before their journey and MUST undergo 14 days quarantine once they arrive.
For Sarawakians, the cost of swab tests and quarantine will be borne by the state, but the others would have to bear the costs themselves.