Dear Travellers, Travel & Media Partners,
In the wake of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), we would like to bring to your attention the latest updates on the travel situation in Malaysia:
Dear Friends of Malaysia,
We would like to update you on the recent announcement by Malaysian government regarding public transport services. All forms of public transport including flights, e-hailing, trains, ferries and express bus services are now allowed to operate at full capacity with compliance of standard operating procedure (SOP).
Passengers including express bus drivers for example are reminded to wear face masks while bus operators must check the body temperature of the passengers before boarding. For those who allowed to stand, passengers themselves need to practice social distancing.
On the other hand, it is no longer necessary for airlines to enforce compulsory social distancing as airlines had already been implementing various SOPs to ensure safety of both crew and passengers in the light of COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the reopening of domestic tourism starting June 10, our world’s best low-cost airline, AirAsia has launched an unlimited pass starting June 10 till Mac 2021 in order to help stimulate and revitalize Malaysia’s domestic tourism in support of the government efforts.
We also happy to know that Malaysia Airlines has increased its domestic and international connectivity beginning June and July respectively in order to facilitate essential travels locally as other countries begin to lift border restrictions. Meanwhile, Malindo Air is resuming flights to almost all its domestic destinations in Malaysia effective June 12.
Starting June 17, specific tourism, arts and cultural activities will be allowed in Sarawak including homestays, hotels, adventure and extreme tourism, scuba diving, snorkeling and theme parks (dry park only) in compliance with SOPs and guidelines set out by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).
Therefore, the National Parks of Kubah, Gunung Gading, Tanjung Datu, Santubong, Talang-Satang, Wind and Fairy Caves, Batang Ai, Samajaya, Maludam, Gunung Mulu, Lambir, Niah, Loagan Bunut and Pulong Tau will be opened from June 17, while Bako, Miri-Sibuti Coral Reef, Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and Kuching Wetlands will reopen from June 22.
For those Malaysians including immigration pass holders who wish to enter Sabah from Peninsular Malaysia, Labuan and Sarawak, they are no longer need to take COVID-19 swab tests. However, those returning to Malaysia, including foreign diplomats, are advised to get themselves tested for COVID-19. In fact, Malaysians returning from overseas must observe strict self-quarantine rules at home and not mingle with family members.
As of June 16, there is an increase in the number of COVID-19 recoveries in Malaysia, totalling to 7,733 in which it represents 90.92% of the total positive cases.