District crossing for fully vaccinated workers, essential services: Police permit not necessary, employer’s letter will do

Police inspecting vehicles and individuals at a roadblock in this file photo.

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KUCHING, Sept 30: A police permit is not necessary for fully vaccinated workers who commute between different districts to work as well as those operating commercial vehicles, public transport and in the essential services as an authorisation letter from their respective employers will suffice.

Under the latest standard operating procedures (SOP) for Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) which will be imposed across Sarawak from Oct 1, including the southern districts, workers who need to commute between home and work across different districts are required to obtain a police permit or employers’ authorisation letter.

Commercial vehicles, public transport and those attending to official duties are allowed to travel across districts provided that individuals are fully vaccinated with two-doses of the Covid-19 vaccines.


For drivers and transporters delivering goods and in the essential services, it is compulsory for them to undergo self-testing using rapid antigen test-kits weekly (once every seven days), other than obtaining police permit or company authorisation letter for periodic and frequent inter-district travel (crossing districts more than one time in seven days).

Police permits are required for fully vaccinated persons who intend to travel across districts for personal reasons.

A police permit is also compulsory for those entering Sarawak, subjected to approval from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) by applying through the EnterSarawak app and submitting the eHealth declaration form.

This also applies to long distance married couples as well as parents or guardians who have been fully vaccinated and allowed to enter Sarawak.

The travel restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated have been eased since Aug 21 while a 14-day mandatory quarantine order for fully vaccinated was lifted on Sept 16 except for travellers from overseas destinations.

Apart from police permits, all travellers entering Sarawak are required to produce negative Covid-19 test results with a validity of three-days, a digital vaccination certificate and other relevant documents in their applications.

Everyone is reminded to take Covid-19 precautions and protection seriously including wearing face masks at all times when in public places, keeping a distance from others, washing hands frequently or using sanitisers, maintaining a high standard of hygiene, avoiding gatherings and most importantly, limiting the time outside other than for essential matters. — DayakDaily