As various districts have announced CMCO following the increase in COVID-19 cases, movements to and from these restricted areas have come under strict control. The public have been ordered to stay at home or work from home unless necessary.
However, if you do need to travel interstate or inter-district for any emergency during CMCO, here’s how you can apply for a travel permit from the police (PDRM) before starting your journey. It’s actually pretty quick and easy!
On 13th October 2020, PDRM have clarified via an announcement post on their Official Facebook Page, that these four categories of people would need to fill up a ‘Permit Pergerakan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Bersyarat’ (PKPB Travel Permit) form, and get it verified at the nearest police station:
The process to verify the travel permit at PDRM is pretty quick and straightforward, provided that you have all the necessary documents ready at hand for the authorities.
Do note that you are required to get your travel permit verified BEFORE you begin on your journey to your destination.
There are a few ways that you can obtain the PKPB form:
Fill up the form with the required information, such as the reason of travel, date and time of travel, your destination address and other personal information. Remember to sign the form.
You will also have to prepare relevant supporting documents that provide proof for the reason of your travel, for example company letter from employer, if applicable.
Do also attach photocopy of your IC for identification purposes.
After completing the above steps, you should make another set of photocopied documents – one set for your own safe-keeping and to take along during your journey, and another set for PDRM records.
The last step is to get your travel permit form and supporting documents verified by the officer-in-charge at the nearest police station.
Once your travel permit is officially verified, you can depart on your journey. If you absolutely need to travel during CMCO, we urge that you always abide by the safety and health SOPs that have been set by the government.
A quick reminder before you depart: ONLY 2 PERSONS are allowed to travel in one vehicle. Each traveller MUST have his / her own individual verified travel permit.
Drive safe, stay safe and stay healthy!
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