Fully vaccinated travellers now allowed to enter Sarawak

Travellers at the Kuching International Airport. Photo credit: Dayak Daily

THOSE fully inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccines are now allowed to enter Sarawak but subject to testing negative for the virus via the RT-PCR test three days before travelling.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said travel is allowed for personal reasons (semester breaks, resign from work, family emergency), long distance relationships, parents visiting their children below 18 years old, essential services, official travel, emergencies such death in family or funeral, critical medical treatment, medical tourism (from outside Malaysia), oil and gas sector, shipping sector, airline sector and delivery transporter.

“Non-essential, leisure or holiday travel will not be permitted to enter Sarawak.

“Entry for those unvaccinated for medical reasons will have to submit medical letter from clinics or hospitals as proof,” SDMC said in a statement today.

The committee also allowed those in the oil and gas industry to enter the state until Sept 15, although have only received a single dose of the vaccines.

Travellers will also have to undergo quarantine, either at home or at a designated quarantine centre, and bear quarantine costs at the centre themselves for non-Sarawakians unless they are married to a Sarawakian.

Additionally, for funerals, only immediate family members are allowed to enter the state, said SDMC.