Abdul Karim in favour of lifting more restrictions to enter Sarawak

Abdul Karim speaking at the press conference.

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Oct 11: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) must look into the requirements and restrictions imposed on individuals entering the State which may also affect tourist arrivals in the State.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said while he is very happy to hear that a police permit is no longer necessary for interstate travel from today onwards, there are still other requirements which needed to be followed by those wishing to enter Sarawak.

“I do not see the basis of it (requirements to enter Sarawak). The police has already lifted that part (so) why do we still need to have that other permit (requirement) to enter Sarawak?” he stressed at a press conference during DayakDaily’s D’Drift flag-off ceremony in Kuching today.

He opined that it is sufficient for individuals to display proof of completed vaccination upon entering the State.

He also said that those who have yet to complete their Covid-19 vaccination due to valid health reasons should also be allowed into the State with the condition that they present a letter from a doctor explaining why they cannot be vaccinated.

At the same time, he also hoped that SDMC would improve its online application approval process for those who wish to enter the State. — DayakDaily