Gerak Malaysia: Here’s All You Need to Know If You’re Travelling InterstateInsights
The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) just announced two days ago that those who are stuck in their hometowns due to the Movement Control Order may now travel back to the cities, and vice versa.
However, those who wish to travel interstate MUST submit a request to do so via the newly launched “Gerak Malaysia” mobile app. Users are required to submit their travel details such as the origin and destination address through the app. Only if your request is approved, you may travel.
Realising that not everyone will be able to use the Gerak Malaysia app successfully, PDRM also said that those who can’t sign up via their mobile devices can apply manually at the nearest police station.
In an effort to smoothen and quicken the whole process, a copy of the form that people need to fill up, was shared by PDRM on their Facebook page. All you have to do is print TWO copies of this form, fill them up, and submit to the police station.
Also, do keep in mind that you will have to call your nearest police station and set an appointment prior to submitting the form.
Once you have submitted your request, you may travel on the dates mentioned below:
- 7th May – From Kuala Lumpur
- 8th May – From Perak, Johor and Kelantan
- 9th May – From Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Melaka and Pahang
- 10th May – From Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu
It is also said that all individuals aged 16 and above must register via the app before travelling. Those who are planning to travel via flight must also apply via Gerak Malaysia.
Available for download through the Apple AppStore, Google Play Store, as well as Huawei AppGallery, the Gerak Malaysia app has been downloaded more than a million times to date.
As for travelling interstate, PDRM have received more than 460,000 requests nationwide.
Are you one of them who has made a request to travel interstate? How was the process for you?