According to the New Straits Times, Health Director General, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Malaysia is looking into cross-border travel after the lifting of the inter-state travel today. However he said a few things are needed to be considered before making such decision. One of the method mentioned was allowing cross-border travel using the green bubble method.
The green bubble method will also Malaysia to do reciprocal agreements with selected countries to allow travel between them.
“Firstly, we will look at the global Covid-19 index. Secondly, maybe we could start discussing this with our neighbors like Singapore, Brunei and Thailand; these are the countries that we could actually look into the standard operating procedures (SOPs). Most importantly, there should be an agreement between the two countries in allowing travels between them, said the Health D-G.
“If we can see continuous improvement in terms of cases like what we are seeing now, then we could consider to ease border control.”
Dr Noor Hisham said if the local transmissions were kept under control while all sectors reopened, the government could then focus on reviewing the border control.