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Mandatory Quarantine and COVID-19 test to enter Sarawak and Sabah




Effective 1 until 14 August 2020, all Malaysians including Sarawakians travelling into the state from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan may return home but are required to wear wristbands provided upon arrival. However, they will need to undergo the COVID-19 test at the nearest health clinic on the first or second day after arrival as required by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).


Passengers travelling to rural areas via Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri, are required to observe quarantine at designated hotels during their transit. They will also undergo the COVID-19 test on the second day (of their quarantine) and only those with negative results will be allowed to resume their flight.


The same applies to international passengers transiting via KLIA to Sarawak. COVID-19 test however, will be conducted at KLIA’s International Entrance before passengers are allowed to proceed for their connecting flight. The requirement for passengers to do COVID-19 test three days before their flight to Malaysia is NO longer applicable.


Foreigners with valid work permits and visa, including members of Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) will undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine and COVID-19 test in KLIA. 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.


Quarantine and testing costs for Sarawakians, including Federal Civil Servants who are working in the state will be borne by the Sarawak State Government.


Other passengers will bear their own cost. 


The State Government is also implementing stricter measures following a rise of COVID-19 cases in the state including inter-district movement controls, shorter operating hours for business premises and by reducing the number of flights arriving and departing from Sarawak.


The following 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





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. The e-Health Declaration Form can be found at http://sm.jknsabah.gov.my/


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.


All International passengers transiting via KLIA to Sabah must undergo a COVID-19 testing at the airport's International Entrance before their connecting flight (within 24 hours) and required to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine at designated quarantine centres upon arrival at their final destination in Sabah. The requirement for passengers to do COVID-19 test three (3) days before their flight to Malaysia is NO longer applicable.


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 4 Aug 2020, 1700hrs (GMT+8)



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