Nod for inter-state tourism travel between RMCO areas

Ismail Sabri – Bernama photo

TRAVEL for tourism will be allowed from tomorrow (March 10) between states under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), subject to strict conditions including the compulsory use of tour agency vehicles.

Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob who announced the leeway today said tour agencies were also required to apply for police permission before the trips.

“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 in a Star Online report.

Ismail Sabri said that travel for tourism purposes for those in Conditional MCO areas is still not allowed and those in the recovery MCO states also cannot go on holiday in CMCO states.

He said travelling from one recovery MCO destination to another via a conditional MCO state was allowed, the tour transport operators are not to stop in between destinations.

For instance, those from Putrajaya wanting to go for a holiday in Melaka can do so by travelling through Negri Sembilan without making a stop.

States under RMCO are Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, Sabah, Putrajaya, Labuan and Perlis.