Sarawak and Sabah State Government Relaxes Entry Subject to Safety Measures
Effective 10 June 2020, all Malaysians are allowed to enter and travel within Sarawak. The previous requirement by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) for entry application and COVID-19 (PCR) test three (3) days before entering Sarawak no longer apply.
However, certain Standard Operating Procedures apply:
- All passengers must download the MySejahtera app, for health self-declaration to the government.
- Complete the E-Health Declaration via http://sdmc.sarawak.gov.my
- Random samples via PCR test will be taken at state borders (air, land, and sea) and visitors are encouraged to download COVID Trace Sarawak and Qmunity.
- Sarawakians and Malaysians with recent history of overseas travel must undergo COVID-19 screening 3 days before departure and mandatory 14-day quarantine in Sarawak. PCR test will be done on the 2nd day and those with negative results can continue to observe quarantine at their own homes. A second test will be taken after the 10th day.
- All foreigners entering Sarawak with valid work permits and visa, including members of Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) will undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine at their own cost. However, those who have been in Malaysia for the past 30 days are not required to observe quarantine. They are to apply for entry at http://sdmc.sarawak.gov.my
Indonesian workers with valid permits are allowed to enter the state, subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated quarantine centres and test upon arrival and on the 10th day. All costs will be borne by their employers.
The Sabah State Government now allows entry into the state via air, land and sea by civil servants, private sector workers, all Malaysians including Sabahans arriving from Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak, and Federal Territory of Labuan.
Effective 11 June 2020, the Sabah State Health Department requires passengers arriving at entry points in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau to fill in the health declaration and risk assessment forms. This is in addition to the requirement for passengers to download the MySejahtera application for health self-declaration to the government.
Upon arrival passengers will have to undergo health screening/assessment process. Those with a clean bill of health are allowed to proceed with their journey, while those showing symptoms will be required to undergo a lab test (antigen based rapid test kit) at any registered health clinics/centres. Passengers are allowed to observe quarantine at home while waiting for the test results and the quarantine period will depend on the test results.
Non-Sabahans and foreigners working in Sabah are required to present valid work permit or any exemption order as issued by Sabah Immigration upon arrival.
Last updated 2 July 2020, 1200hrs (GMT+8)