14 days quarantine for O&G workers from outside Malaysia entering Sarawak

A file photo of Samarang Offshore Complex oil and gas platform, Labuan. — Photo credit: Sangu Nelus

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KUCHING, Jan 26: All oil and gas (O&G) workers from outside Malaysia who wish to sign on in Sarawak are required to undergo a mandatory 14 days quarantine at OTC.

In the latest Enter Sarawak standard operating procedure (SOP) updated by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), these workers are required to complete two doses of Covid-19 vaccination, have a negative rt-PCR test result, a letter of permit from the company and a valid work permit.

For workers signing off from Sarawak water rigs or vessels, they are also required to be quarantined at the OTC until their certified RTK Antigen test result from clinic or medical laboratory is negative.


It must be noted that the RTK Antigen self test kit (saliva) will not be accepted.

Those who are signing on from Malaysia are exempted from quarantine as long as they complete two doses of the Covid-19 vaccination, have a letter of invitation from the company and a valid work permit.

Workers who are signing off from outside Sarawak water rigs or vessels are also exempted from quarantine if their rt-PCR test result is negative and complete two doses of the Covid-19 vaccination.

Documents needed to submitted by oil and gas workers includes letter of invitation, letter of undertaking, work permit, flight itinerary, copy of identity card or passport, negative rt-PCR test result and Covid-19 vaccination certificate or Ministry of Health (MOH) vaccination card.

Meanwhile, for the shipping sector, workers who sign on from outside Malaysia are required to undergo seven days quarantine at QC.

Documents required for submission are a Covid-19 vaccination certificate, negative rt-PCR test result prior to enter Malaysia valid within three days, copy of passport, work permit or visa, flight itinerary, approved My Travel Pass or MY Entry Pass and hotel booking confirmation or letter of undertaking. — DayakDaily