Foreigners from Indonesia barred from entering Sarawak until further notice

A snapshot showing the decision made by SDMC prohibiting foreigners from Indonesia coming to Sarawak at this juncture.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 19: Foreigners from Indonesia are not allowed to enter Sarawak at this point of time until further notice.

The decision was made by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) following a meeting today.

At the same time, SDMC in a statement said the General Operations Force had captured two persons, a local and an Indonesian during Op Benteng, an operation to track down illegal immigrants conducted at the Tebedu district today.

On another note, SDMC said Sarawakians in Indonesia returning back to the state are required to undergo quarantine at the quarantine centre which has been allocated to them.

The committee asserted that they are required to undergo the Covid-19 swab test on the 10th day upon their return.

As for Sarawakians returning from overseas other than Indonesia, SDMC emphasised that they are required to undergo the Covid-19 swab test three days prior to their departure date.

Upon their arrival in Sarawak, the committee said they are required to observe home quarantine and their Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test will be taken on the 10th day after they are back to Sarawak.

For those who are staying in the rural areas, SDMC  said they will be required to undergo quarantine at the respective quarantine centre provided to them and their Covid-19 PCR test will also be taken on the 10th day after they are back to Sarawak. —DayakDaily

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