Covid-19 tests needed to enter Sarawak via Sabah

Sarawak has required Covid-19 testing on arrivals from Sabah after a recent spike in cases there.

KUCHING: People travelling to Sarawak from Sabah must undergo Covid-19 tests three days before entering the state starting Monday, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee chairman Douglas Uggah Embas said.

They must also fill in the “Enter Sarawak” form online and provide the necessary supporting documents, he said.

The state action comes in the wake of a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Sabah.

Uggah also said: “Malaysians who are travelling from Penang will also be tested for Covid-19 randomly upon their arrival at Kuching international airport.

Sarawakians returning from overseas would be placed under quarantine at the first point of entry. “Those who are on transit in Sarawak will also be placed under quarantine. They’re not allowed to continue their journey to their final destination,” he added.

Uggah said Sarawakians who had to travel to Brunei and Sabah on work must get a special letter from the disaster management committee in Miri or Limbang.

“They are also required to undergo Covid-19 tests every two weeks apart from practicing the SOPs provided by the health ministry,” he said.

So far, the state has recorded a total of 19 deaths due to the pandemic.

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