Green light for holiday in green zones from tomorrow

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THOSE residing in green states and districts will be allowed to travel for holidays starting tomorrow (Nov 22).

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said travellers are however only allowed to visit green zones.

The move was approved by the National Security Council yesterday to help spur domestic tourism, which had been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, he added.

He cited an example where those from Kuantan, which is a green zone, can go for a holiday in Taman Negara in Kuala Tahan, which is also a green zone, The Star reported.

Those from Pahang who want to go to Johor, which is now a green zone, but need to pass through Negri Sembilan are required to get police permission to pass through the red zone.

He added that travel from and to yellow and red zones were still prohibited.

“They will be stopped at roadblocks and will need to show a permission letter to state their destination. If they do not have one, then they may be slapped with a compound or be asked to turn back, ” he said.

Of the 40 districts in Sarawak, 37 were green as of yesterday. Only Kuching is red while Lawas and Miri, yellow.