Sabah is lifting mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers leaving the country

Similarly, starting today (Oct. 6), Sarawak will allow inter-county travel without police authorization, while inter-state travel will be permitted but with police authorization.

Sabah no longer requires fully vaccinated individuals from other parts of Malaysia to be subject to mandatory quarantine under the latest Standard Operating Instructions published on October 4th (Monday) and shared by Minister of Local Government and Housing Masidi Manjun.

A mandatory quarantine continues to apply to people entering from abroad, regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated or not.

In short, aAll Sabah state approvals are subject to the new SOPs determined by the state government as follows:

  1. Follow the guidelines for admission to Sabah set by the Sabah state government.
  2. Get PDRM permission to traverse the state.
  3. Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or RTK-Ag (smear / saliva) test results within three days prior to travel and the test performed must be confirmed by the clinic or laboratory that performed the test.
  4. The period of validity of RTK-Ag is one day and RT-PCR three days after sampling before entering Sabah.
  5. Quarantine is not required, except for persons who have not been fully vaccinated and persons with symptoms during the immigration control upon entry and entry from abroad.
  6. Individuals must fill this out eHealth declaration form (eHDF) before entry.
  7. All entries are subject to risk assessment by health workers at the Sabah entrance.

In related news, starting today (October 6, 2021), Sarawak will allow travel between counties without police clearance. At the same time, travel between states is permitted, but with the approval of the police, the Sarawak Disaster Management Center announced on Tuesday (October 5, 2021).

As of today, the following must also be observed in Sarawak:

  • Visiting activities are not encouraged.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not advised to be outside their home. When required for necessary matters, they must be accompanied by fully vaccinated parents / guardians and must adhere to existing health protocols.
  • All persons must continue to properly wear the face mask, keep a physical distance of one meter in public areas, provide adequate ventilation if necessary, and avoid group activities.

Image / Sarawak Disaster Information Facebook page

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