During the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 town hall session in Kuching earlier today, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin stated that those who have received both of their COVID-19 vaccine doses may be allowed to travel interstate and outside of Malaysia.
While this directive has not yet been made official, the decision to allow interstate travel for the vaccinated individual is something that has been discussed during the National Security Council (MKN) meeting according to PM Muhyiddin. He pointed out that this is not an incentive but more as an encouragement to have the public to be more receptive towards the vaccine.
Singapore FM @VivianBala and I compared our respective vaccination digital certificates that is secured on blockchain. Both countries have a traceability feature that tells you the exact batch your vaccine vial came from. We will ensure interoperability btwn MAS & SG. pic.twitter.com/JaSG3rf5VD
— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) March 23, 2021
PM Muhyiddin has also revealed that the government has begun the negotiations with several countries to allow Malaysians that have completed their vaccinations and obtained digital vaccination certificate to make their journey to those destinations. He didn’t reveal the said countries but interesting enough, has actually mentioned several locations including Japan, Shanghai, Bangkok, and Jakarta during the session.
According to the statistics from the Special Committee On Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), around 7.5 million people have registered for the vaccine as of 11:59 PM on 31 March which is still far below the target. Hence, if you have yet to register for the vaccine, we do recommend you to do it as soon as possible via the MySejahtera app or through JKJAV’s website and hotline.