Key Information for Travelers to Malaysia.

Friday, 02 October 2020

Dear Friends of Malaysia,

Effective October 3, the government will impose a statewide restrictions on travels between districts in Sabah for 14 days until October 16. This decision was made in light of the spike in the number of cases in the state in an attempt to curb further spread of the virus in the community.

Only those in essential service including food supplies, medicine and security are allowed to make trips across districts.

In addition, the Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO) in the districts of Tawau, Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna that was previously announced will remain in force from September 29 until October 12. Under TEMCO, all residents cannot leave their respective districts and no visitors are permitted entry into those districts. Only those providing essential goods and services may continue operations.

Responding to the increase in cases in its neighbour state of Sabah, the Sarawak state government had also announced new updates to the procedure for those wishing to enter Sarawak effective October 4 to October 18 as follows:

  • Malaysians and non-citizens in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan are NOT allowed to enter Sarawak
  • Only Sarawakians in Sabah and Labuan will be allowed to return to the State during that period, but they have to apply through the online EnterSarawak application and fill up an e-health declaration form. They will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at quarantine centres and take the COVID-19 RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test on the second and 10th days
  • Sarawakians categorised as essential service personnel who have to perform official duty in Peninsular Malaysia are allowed to go. However, they must apply through EnterSarawak and fill up an e-health declaration form, as well as obtain approval from their respective heads of department by uploading the official letter and letter of invitation (for the meetings) onto the EnterSarawak application before they can be allowed to return without quarantine at quarantine centres
  • Sarawakians as well as foreigners who wish to enter Sarawak from Peninsular Malaysia must apply through the EnterSarawak application and fill up the e-health declaration form. They will be quarantined for 14 days, take the COVID-19 test on the second and 10th days, and will have to bear the cost of the tests
  • Non-Sarawakians and foreigners who are involved in the delivery services sector using land transportation have to obtain a special approval letter from the divisional disaster management committees either in the Miri or Limbang divisions neighbouring Brunei Darussalam and take a COVID-19 test before embarking on the journey

Below are the infographics on the SOP details:

For more information on the entry and exit requirements for Sarawak, please visit

As of October 2, Malaysia recorded 287 new cases of Covid-19 whereas the total recovery rate is at 85.76% with 81 new recovered cases reported today.

Let us remain vigilant in this fight against Covid-19 to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Mask up, wash your hands and follow the SOP and guidelines as outlined by the Ministry of Health and relevant authorities.

Stay safe. #kitajagakita


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