The National Security Council (MKN) has just announced that the 10km travel limit imposed in states under Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) has been lifted. The updated SOP were shared on MKN’s official Telegram channel and is effective starting 20 August.
Meanwhile, they stressed that interstate and inter-district travels remained banned, except for certain individuals that have met certain conditions and have obtained permission from the relevant authorities.
Additionally, another update to the SOP is the passenger limit for vehicles.
MKN mentioned that only 2 person representing a household who have yet to complete their vaccination may travel to obtain essential supplies with the 10km travel limit removed.
On the other hand, 3 people including patients are allowed to go out for healthcare services, medicine, screening tests, vaccination, safety or emergency, also with the 10km travel cap removed.
MKN also said that fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to carry passengers up to the permitted capacity of the vehicle, while for individuals who have yet to complete their vaccination, the 2 passenger limit still applies.
As for taxi and eHailing services, MKN said that only 2 persons are allowed in the vehicle including the driver. This meant that only 1 passenger is allowed and they must sit at the back.
Once again, MKN reminded the public that the definition of a fully vaccinated individual is having completed 14 days after receiving the second dose of the vaccines (for Pfizer, AstraZeneca, dan Sinovac) and 28 days for single-dose vaccines (Johnson & Johnson dan CanSino).
The new SOP came into force yesterday (20 August).
States that are still under Phase 1 of NRP includes Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Kedah.
As previously announced, inter-district and interstate travels are allowed for certain fully vaccinated individuals in Phase 1 states for only long distance spouses and children, and individuals whose movements have been approved by the Health Ministry and the police.